Annual Protein Phosphorylation Drug Discovery World Summit Conference Agenda Announced

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd International Protein Phosphorylation Drug Discovery World Summit will take place February 28 to March 1, 2005 in San Diego, CA. This is the conference series most widely attended by high-level industrial researchers and business development personnel worldwide, year after year.

Research leaders specializing in protein kinases and phosphatases from around the world will be convening in San Diego for two intensive, exciting days of presentations on the latest industry advances in the quest for novel targeted therapies. Featured presentations include:

* "Protein Kinases and Disease in the Postgenomic Era" Tony Hunter, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory The Salk Institute * "Protein Kinase Inhibitors -- Lessons Learned" Doriano Fabbro, Ph.D., Head in Signalling Pathways Novartis Pharma AG

Led by conference chairs Peter Blume-Jensen (Director, Serono Reproductive Biology Institute) and Michal Vieth (Research Advisor, Eli Lilly & Co.), this two-day comprehensive program will provide a quick update on the state-of-the-art in the discovery of protein kinase and phosphatase-based therapeutics.

Join presenters from: Amgen - San Francisco, Axxima AG, BioFocus, Celgene, Conforma Therapeutics, Eli Lilly & Co., Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, IMClone Systems, Invitrogen, ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson PRD, Kinexus Bioinformatics, Merck & Co., Northwestern University, Novartis, Pfizer Global R&D, Plexxikon, Promega, Serono Reproductive Biology Institute, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, The Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, Upstate and Vertex Pharmaceuticals at this focused forum that will play host to international leaders from the industry and academia that will be discussing the some of the most exciting breakthroughs in research.

For a complete agenda, conference details and registration information, please visit the conference website at or call Strategic Research Institute Customer Service at (888) 666-8514. For more information, contact Christine Tse at or (212) 967-0095 ext 256. To learn about showcasing your company to industry scientists and executive-level decision makers with an exhibit booth or sponsorship package, contact Mark Alexay at (212) 967-0095 or

Strategic Research Institute

CONTACT: Christine Tse of Strategic Research Institute,, +1-212-967-0095 ext 256

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