Our workshop will cover innovative research in all areas of related to medicinal chemistry islet biology, from the developmental origin of endocrine cell types in fetal life, to beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes and drug design.
The specific goals of the meeting are: to present published and unpublished data that cover critical knowledge gaps in the field, to teach students how to conduct quality islets related research and to show different aspects of using the islets physiology for therapeutic targets and tissue engineering. In addition, we will present novel therapeutic aspects and modern drug development of insulin mimetics and stimulators. Lecturers will deliver comprehensive presentations on methods which increase insulin production and secretion. These methods include classical medicinal chemistry approaches, the nanotechnology based design of artificial pancreas, the artificial islets of Langerhans, the bionic pancreas and closed-loop devices. In addition, comprehensive information regarding biological drugs (monoclonal antibodies-based drugs) and the most comprehensive research regarding the stem cells therapy will be presented. Prizes will be given for the two best oral and two best poster presentation for young scientists.We expect around 200 participants.