CDD Vault User Group Meeting

April 10, 2024, South San Francisco

CDD 20th horizontal


Join us as we commemorate two decades of innovation in scientific data management and drug discovery. This special User Group Meeting is not just a celebration, but an exploration of our collective achievements and a look ahead at the exciting future.


  • National Bioskills Laboratories, 435 Forbes Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (free parking available)


9:00am: Registration Opens

10:00am: Welcome and Introduction from Barry Bunin, PhD

10:15am: Beth Ponder, PhD
The Innovative Medicines Accelerator: Rethinking Academic Drug Discovery

10:40am: Samantha Stubblefield, PhD
Convelo Therapeutics, A Test Case for Use of CDD in Early Stage Drug Discovery

11:05am: Break

11:15am: Kellan Gregory 
CDD Vault: Roadmap

11:30am: Anjali Pandey, PhD
Leveraging AI From Human Derived Data to Identify Drug Leads & Established Efficacy for IPF & NASH

11:55am: Jonathan Baell, PhD 
Design and Synthesis of Ligands to Target the Kinase MERTK as F-18 PET Radiotracers for Imaging Microglia Subtypes in Multiple Sclerosis

12:20-1:15pm: Lunch 

1:15pm: Jeff Blaney, PhD
The History, Hype and Substance of AI in Drug Discovery

1:40pm: Peter Gedeck, PhD 
Deep Learning, Intelligent Chemistry and Additivity: Modern vs Traditional Methods

1:50pm: Panel Discussion Moderated by Barry Bunin, PhD 
Panelists:  Wally Reiher, PhD, Beth Ponder, PhD, Samantha Stubblefield, PhD, Anjali Pandey, PhD, and Wendy Young, PhD 

2:35pm: Break

2:45pm: Charlie Weatherall 
Scaling Human and Automated Technologies for the Global Research Community

2:55pm: Peter Warner, DPhil 
Public Private Partnerships with Big Pharmas, Academics and Government Scientists

3:20pm-5:00pm: Reception to celebrate 20 years of CDD Vault!

Full Speaker Bios can be found on our event page here.

Free event -  Space is limited, please RSVP