Pack a big Wallop

13:30 bis 19:30 Uhr
Kalendereintrag speichern
Max Delbrück Communications Center (MDC)

Campus Berlin-Buch

Robert-Roessle-Str. 10

13125 Berlin-Buch

This year, the symposium will highlight the latest developments in the field of small molecules.


Two international key notes, Hana Algül from the Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München and Stefano Piccolo from the University of Padova, Italy, will present their work. Further experts from industry and academia will present their current projects and challenges.

A poster session in the afternoon break and a get-together in the evening will provide plenty of time for networking.


1:00 pm

Registration Open at MDC.C


1:30 pm

Welcome to the Campus Berlin-Buch

Christina Quensel, CEO, Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH

Session 1 Chair: Walter Birchmeier, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz-Association


1:45 pm Keynote Lecture

Novel Concepts in Pancreatic Cancer

Hana Algül, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München


2:30 pm

Targeting the inflammasome - novel treatment strategies for chronic inflammatory skin diseases

Karoline Krause, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology and Allergy


2:45 pm

OMT-28, a novel heart rhythm stabilizer: from bench to clinical studies

Robert Fischer, OMEICOS Therapeutics GmbH


3:00 pm

Advanced Therapies – Perspectives and Need for New Models of Industry-Academia Partnership

Peter-Andreas Löschmann, Pfizer Deutschland GmbH


3:15 pm Coffee Break with Poster Session


Session 2 Chair: Claus Scheidereit, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz-Association


4:15 pm Cancer Lecture of the MDC

“Tumors as wounds that never heal”: insights from YAP/TAZ biology

Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova, Department Molecular Medicine


5:15 pm

Probing Tankyrases: From target deconvolution to preclinical candidates

Marc Nazaré, Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)


5:30 pm

A Chemical Approach to NF-κB Pathway Dissection

Patrick Michael Mucka, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz-Association


5:45 pm

All about money & where to find it

Ida Beerhalter, IOME Family Office


6:00 pm Get Together



Hana Algül is Professor at Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München (Mildred-Scheel-Professur). His research group focuses on translational research in the areas of inflammatory and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. One of the key research aspects is the metabolism in pancreatic cancer. Changes in metabolism, such as obesity or diabetes mellitus, are considered important risk factors for the development of pancreatic cancer (PDAC). How autophagy and macropinocytosis influence cachexia is being thoroughly evaluated through mouse models of PDAC.

Stefano Piccolo is Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Padova Medical School. Stefano Piccolo’s Lab studies how cells sense their environment and use this information to build and maintain tissues with specific form, size and function. They are also interested in how disruption of these homeostatic mechanisms leads to tumor formation, progression and metastasis. Their work is mainly centered on the biology of YAP/TAZ, two closely related transcriptional regulators playing essential functions in tissue regeneration and cancer.

The meeting is organized by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz-Association, the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH, and is supported by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH.


Admission free. Please register.


Call for Poster

You are cordially invited to present your project with a poster. We have only space for 20 posters! Please send your name and the title of your poster to Annett Krause asap (a.krause(at)

Venue: Max Delbrück Communications Center (MDC.C) C83, Axon, Campus Berlin-Buch, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin