Gopi Shanker

Gopi Shanker

Company: Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Job title: Director, Head of Psychiatry

Bio:

Gopi Shanker has spent over 19 years working in the area of neuroscience drug discovery and has led preclinical and clinical drug discovery programs in the areas of neuropsychiatry, neurodegeneration and pain/migraine. Gopi completed his doctoral work in neuroendocrinology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India) and his post-doctoral work in sensory neurobiology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He started his research in drug discovery at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and developed a deeper focus on discovering neuroscience therapies at Amgen thereafter. He joined the Neuroscience disease area at Novartis in 2013. At Novartis, Gopi is responsible for setting the strategy and leading the neuropsychiatry unit as well as initiating and establishing drug discovery programs focused on neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders and advancing them into the clinic.

Seminars:

Chair’s Closing Remarks 6:00 pm

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Chair’s Closing Remarks 4:30 pm

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Chair’s Opening Remarks 9:00 am

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Kick-off Panel Discussion: What is Preventing Experts from Redefining the Field & Developing Transformative Drugs for Psychiatric Patients in Need? 9:10 am

• Poor understanding of the disease biology for successful target selection • Heterogenous patient selection and low patient adherence • Animal models that lack translatability • Low precision of clinical endpoints • The need for more translatable biomarkers • Have we defined psychiatric disorders correctly yet? Download the event guide for full session details  Read more

day: Day One

Chair’s Opening Remarks 9:00 am

A critical overview of the current status of knowledge in neuropsychiatric drug development, setting the tone of openness, discussion and collaborationRead more

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