Medicinal Chemist Inna Slynko wins Poster Prize CHAINS

Inna Slynko (Medicinal Chemistry) has won one of the four poster prizes during the NWO CHemistry As INnovating Sciences (CHAINS) conference.

01/25/2017 | 10:27 AM

The presentation of Dr Inna Slynko on the “Elucidation of the structural determinants of functional activity switches between histamine H3 receptor orthologs” was one of the four award winning posters selected out 530 posters.

Slynko is working as computational medicinal chemist with Dr Chris de Graaf in the Medicinal Chemistry research group, together with synthetic medicinal chemists, molecular pharmacologists, and biochemists on the multidisciplinary NWO Chemical Sciences TOP-PUNT project 7 ways to 7TMR modulation (PIs Prof. Martine Smit and Prof. Rob Leurs). Together with her colleagues, Slynko is studying different ways to modulate the function of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).

At the CHAINS conference, Slynko presented how the combination of these approaches provides new insights into GPCR structure-function relationships and how this can be used to devise new molecular tools to study and modulate these important drug targets.