September 5-6, 2024

4th Transatlantic ECI GPCR Symposium

Registrations are OPEN and will close on September 4st 2024 at 12pm EST.

About the symposium

The 4th Transatlantic ECI GPCR symposium is a 2-day symposium organized by, and organized for early career investigators (ECIs) exploring the fascinating world of GPCRs. The symposium seeks to promote collaboration among early-career scientists in the GPCR field and to transfer the experience of more established researchers to ECIs to guide their future careers.

Keynote speakers

  • Maria Marti Solano

    Maria Marti Solano

    Cambridge University

    Maria obtained her PhD in Biomedicine at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona under the joint supervision of Dr. Manuel Pastor and Dr. Jana Selent, in which she applied advanced computational structural biology techniques to study biased agonism in GPCRs implicated in antipsychotic treatment. She later joined the group of Prof. Peter Kolb at the Philipps University Marburg, where she employed chemoinformatics and virtual screening methods to search for conformation-specific receptor modulators. In 2018, she joined Dr. Madan Babu’s lab in the Structural Studies Division of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. There, she worked on a systems pharmacology project addressing signaling variability arising from tissue-specific receptor isoform expression, with the support of postdoctoral fellowships from the Federation of Biochemical Societies (Long-Term Fellowship) and the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship). Dr. Marti Solano became a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a group leader at the Department of Pharmacology in October 2022.

  • Aashish Manglik

    Aashish Manglik

    University of San Francisco

    Aashish was an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, where he worked in the lab of Jeff McKinney on Salmonella-host interactions. He moved to California in 2008 to join the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program. There, he worked with Brian Kobilka as a graduate student to elucidate different aspects of GPCR function, resulting in a number of important contributions to our current understanding of opioid and adrenergic receptors. After finishing his medical training in May 2016, Aashish began his independent research career as the first Stanford Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine within the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and started at UCSF in 2017.

Lunch sessions

In the lunch (breakfast/dinner) sessions, ECIs will have a chance to engage with established/junior GPCR leaders in different focus areas:

Structural Biology

Computational Chemistry

AI/Data Science



Startups, Biotech, Big pharma

Methods development



Career panel


    Judith Alenfelder, University of Bonn
    Ian Chronis, University of Michigan
    Dr. Katarina Nemec, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Dr. Aida Shahraki, University of Marburg


    Thanks to our sponsors

    • ASPET
    • University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Pharmacology
    • Univeristy of Bonn


    Online event

    Registration period

    May 17, 2024 - 9:00 AM until September 4, 2024 - 12:00 PM

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