Event Valkhof Lecture


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

Professor Kathy M. Giacomini has been awarded the Valkhof chair by the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center

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

Prof. Paul Smits, Dean of the Executive Board, warmly invites you to the official gathering and Valkhof Lecture on Thursday 31 May 2018.

 

Accreditation

The lecture is accredited by Accreditatiebureau Algemene Nascholing (ABAN, 1 point)



Speaker

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 in the university's departments of pharmaceutical chemistry and cellular and molecular pharmacology.



Program

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

11:30 Registration, coffee and tea
12:00 Welcome and introduction Valkhof Lecture, Paul Smits
12:05 Laudatio Kathy Giacomini, Saskia de Wildt
12:15 Valkhof Lecture, Kathy Giacomini
13:00 Closure and drinks


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The Valkhof Chair

The chair is named after the Valkhof (Falcon Court) in the centre of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. The Valkhof is a historic place, which was used as a cemetery in prehistory. The Romans had a fortified settlement on the spot. The Frankish emperor Charlemagne (714-814) held residence at the Valkhof. Also Frederick Barbarossa (1122-1190) was known to use the castle Valkhof. The remains of the castle are still present.

Location

Entrance: Radboud Auditorium

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Location

Visiting address

Geert Grooteplein 15
6525 EZ Nijmegen

Directions

Enter building at: Radboud Auditorium
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