Invitation: Valkhof Lecture 2018

Invitation: Valkhof Lecture 2018

The Solute Carrier Superfamily: Implications to human disease and drug response

Professor Kathy Giacomini has been awarded the Valkhof Chair 2018 by the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center. On Thursday 31 May 2018 she will give a keynote lecture at Radboudumc’s Auditorium.

Kathy M. Giacomini is a pharmaceutical scientist who studies membrane transporter genomics and the role of these proteins in drug targeting, disposition and response.  As a leader in the field of pharmacogenomics, Giacomini helped discover about 50 coding and more than 100 promoter region variants in transporters that alter pharmacological effects in diverse populations. She is applying these findings to investigate the interactions between gene variants and specific drugs, particularly the antidiabetic drug metformin.  At the University of California, San Francisco, Giacomini is a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and cellular and molecular pharmacology.

Professor Giacomini will deliver the Valkhof Lecture, entitled:

The Solute Carrier Superfamily: Implications to human disease and drug response 

The Valkhof Lecture is also part of the symposium of the Netherlands Network Precision Medicine ‘Value of Drug transporters in Precision Medicine’.

You are warmly invited to the official gathering and Valkhof Lecture on Thursday 31 May 2018. More information, including a detailed overview of the programme can be found on the Radboudumc website.  Please register yourself for the lecture here. Participation is free. The lecture is accredited by Accreditatiebureau Algemene Nascholing (ABAN, 1 point).