Welcome to BioMedical Transporters 2019


Please note that the following schedule is preliminary and is subject to change.

The conference program is available!
Last update: July 30, 2019.

Keynote lecturer:

  1. Discovery of CFTR modulators for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. Speaker: Sabine Hadida, Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry, Vertex Pharmaceuticals San Diego


  1. News in transporter drug discovery, ADMET and DDI. Chair: Kathleen M Hillgren
  2. New methods to study solute carriers. Chair: Giulio Superti-Furga
  3. NCCR TransCure – Chemistry: New chemistry strategies to target transporters and channels. Chair: Jean-Louis Reymond
  4. Women in science. Chair: Rajini Rao and Hugues Abriel. Presentations/panel discussion.
  5. NCCR TransCure – Structural Biology. Chair: Dimitrios Fotiadis
  6. Personalized/precision medicine. Chair: Anne Nies
  7. SLCs and rare diseases. Chair: Gaia Novarino
  8. NCCR TransCure – Physiology. Chair: Christiane Albrecht
  9. Organellar transport processes. Chair: Edmund Kunji
  10. Drug transporters as targets of drug development based on their physiological roles. Chair: Ken-ichi Inui
  11. Solute carriers in kidney. Chair: Lise Bankir and Bruno Vogt
  12. Genetic variations and latest breakthroughs. Chair: Matthias Hediger
  13. TRP and Orai calcium channels. Chair: Christine Peinelt and Indu Ambudkar

BMT2019 Organizing Committee:

  • Anne Nies (IKP Stuttgart, Germany)
  • David Hepworth (Pfizer, Cambridge, USA)
  • Ken-ichi Inui (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan)
  • Bruno Stieger (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Kevin Rupp (Administrative Organizer, University of Bern, Switzerland)


Matthias A. Hediger
University of Bern, Switzerland


Anne Nies
Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie (IKP), Stuttgart, Germany

David Hepworth
Department of Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer, Cambridge, USA

Ken-Ichi Inui
Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan

Bruno Stieger
University of Zürich, Switzerland


BMT2019 Admin Team