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Sunday, September 18, 2011
16:00 - 20:00 Registration
 
Monday, September 19, 2011
09.00 - 9:15 Opening of SSPA 2011
 
SESSION 1: Bio-Affinity Methods With Immobilized Target Proteins
Chairperson: Gabriella Massolini (University of Pavia, Italy)
 
09.15 – 11.15 Applications of affinity chromatography in drug discovery. Dr Irving W. Wainer – NIA/NIH (Baltimora, USA)
 
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee-break

11:30 -12.45 Immobilized enzyme reactors in drug discovery: hits selection and characterization. Dr Manuela Bartolini - University of Bologna (Italy)

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
Chairperson: Vincenza Andrisano (University of Bologna, Italy)

14:00 - 15.00 Ph.D. thesis dissertations.
Chairperson: Carlo Bertucci (University of Bologna, Italy)

15:00 - 16:00 Biosensors and drug discovery. Dr Maria E. Minunni- University of Firenzee (Italy)

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee-break

16:15 - 17:30 FastStepTM and Taylor Dispersion Injections: On-the-fly dilution methods that generate a full analyte dose response in a single injection for enhanced throughput and biophysical characterization in label free biosensing. Dr Michel Perriere-ICX Technologies (Oklahoma City, USA)

17:30 - 18:30 TUTORIAL on
Biosensors and drug discovery. Dr Michel Perriere-ICX Technologies (Oklahoma City, USA)
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
SESSION 2: Mass Spectrometry Methods For Ligand /Target Protein Complex Characterization
 
Chairperson: Marica Orioli (University of Milano, Italy)
 
09:00 - 10:00 MS Binding Assays – From Binding Studies to Drug Screening. Prof. KT Wanner - University of Munchen (Germany)
10:00 - 11:30  Noncovalent ESI-MS in drug discovery. Dr Jean Paul Renaud – Novalix (France)
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00 Electrospray mass spectrometry in the study of non covalent target-ligand complexes (+ tutorial). Dr Federico Riccardi Sirtori - Nerviano Medical Sciences, University of Milano (Italy)

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
Chairperson: Vincenza Andrisano (University of Bologna, Italy)

14:15 - 15:15 Ph.D. thesis dissertations.
SESSION 3: Luminescence Based Techniques For Drug Screening
Chairperson: Irwing W. Wainer (NIH, Baltimore, U.S.A.)
15:15 - 16:45 Bioluminescence in drug discovery: from cell-based HT assays to whole body imaging. Prof. Aldo Roda, Dr Elisa Michelini - University of Bologna (Italy)

16:45-17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:30 TUTORIAL Practical guidelines for luminescence method development. Prof. Massimo Guardigli - University of Bologna (Italy)
19:00 - 21:00 Farewell cocktail
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
SESSION 4: NMR Methods In Drug Discovery
 
Chairperson: Giorgio Grosa (University of Piemonte Oreintale, Italy)
 
09:00 - 10:30 NMR: Principles and applications. Dr Anna Minoja - Bruker(Italy)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:30 NMR methods in fragment screening: theory and applications. Dr Claudio Dalvit - IIT (Italy)
12:30 - 12:45 Closing remarks