Meet the Experts Transporter Conference Budapest 2020

Meet the Experts: Anniversary Conference Budapest 2020


It is our honor to invite you to attend the SOLVO Meet the Experts anniversary symposium: Celebrating 20 years of innovation in transporters which will be held in Budapest, Hungary on April 2-3, 2020.  We will also be offering a one-day training course on applications of transporter methodology at our new Budapest lab facility on April 1st, 2020. 

Not only will this be the 11th Meet the Experts (MEEX) Transporter symposium, but it will also mark SOLVO’s 20th anniversary.  It has been an exciting journey advancing the science of transporters over the past 20 years for us, and our MEEX symposia have served to increase awareness and cultivate collaboration and dialog among our diverse scientific community.  After successful international meetings in San Francisco, Tokyo, Boston and Seoul, the venue of the 11th MEEX will be the beautiful and historic city of Budapest.

Venue: Continental Hotel Budapest


Welcome to the

“Meet the Experts: Anniversary Symposium - Budapest 2020”,

1 and 2-3 April, 2020, Budapest, Hungary



Call for abstract

SOLVO invites you to submit your poster abstracts for this meeting. We are offering FREE REGISTRATIONS for the first 5 candidate  from academic institutions. Moreover, we will select 2-4 posters for oral poster presentations during the plenary session of the conference. To apply for free registration, submit your abstract before February 15 at Abstract deadline for other participants: February 29.

Poster dimensions: portrait, 99 cm width x 199 cm height. Abstract format: word or pdf, circa 300 words.

Hands-On Training Event:

In addition to the main conference, SOLVO will be hosting a Hands-On Lab Training Day on April 1 at its R&D facilities in Budapest.

More information is comig soon.

Registration Fees:

Conference on 2 and 3 April:

Early bird (until 29 February): 400 EUR

Standard (from 1 March): 600 EUR

Academic Early bird (until 29 February): 250 EUR

Academic Standard (from 1 March): 450 EUR

Laboratory Training on 1 April: 150 EUR

Fee is exclusive of VAT. When invoiced, VAT will be added as applicable. Payment can be made by wire-transfer.

For cancellation: “Refunds will be issued for all requests received by the 10 March, less an administrative fee (EUR 150). Refunds will not be issued for requests received after 10 March.”

Your registration fee covers: Participation to the conference program, lunch, coffee breaks and dinner.

Conference will be organized at Continental Hotel Budapest.

If you have any question, please, contact us at

Registration form for Anniversary Conference Budapest 2020

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 Here you can download the detailed Agenda!


Speaker Presentation Title
Brown, Colin, PhD, Director of ADMET Technology, Newcells Biotech, Newcastle, UK Developing Proximal Tubule Models from Plastic to Microfluidic 3D Models
El-Kattan, Ayman, PhD, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, IFM Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Is Extended Clearance Classification System Genesis Over, Yes, Think Again!
Fischer, David, PhD, Executive Director Discovery Sciences, Charles River Lab., Chesterford Research Park, UK Integrated Drug Discovery on CFTR; a Therapeutic Target for either Cystic Fibrosis or Secretory Diarrhea
Gaborik, Zsuzsanna, PhD, Head of R&D, SOLVO Biotechnology, Hungary DDI Prediction Based on In Vitro Models
Hilgendorf, Constanze, PhD, Head of ADME and Bioanalysis, DMPK Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism, AstraZeneca, Sweden Endogenous Transporter Substrates, Emerging Biomarkers for DDI
Hurley, Chris, PhD, Director of Chemistry, Discovery Sciences, Chaerles River Lab., Essex, UK Keynote: Integrated Drug Discovery - The Model
Huth, Felix, PhD, Senior Scientist, PK Sciences, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland Keynote: Integrated Drug Discovery - The Model
Keppler, Dietrich, MD, Professor, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany New Insights into the Pathogenesisof Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia
Kis, Emese, PhD, Scientific Director, SOLVO Biotechnology, Hungary Bile Salt Transport in Hepatocytes
Marin, José, PhD, Professor, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain Role of Transportome in Liver and Gastrointestinal Cancer Chemoresistance
Masereeuw, Roos, PhD, Professor, Div. Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands The Gut-kidney Axis: Remote Sensing and Signaling Regulating Gut Microbiome-derived Renal Organic Anion Secretion
Oswald, Stefan, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany Dysregulation of Drug Transporters and Metabolizing Enzymes in Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Paine, Mary, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University, Spokane, USA Translational Approaches to Assess Potential Transporter-mediated Natural Product-Drug Interactions
Pomozi, Viola, PhD, Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary The Role of ABCC6 in Ectopic Calcification
Reboul, Emmanuelle, PhD,Researcher at the French National Institute of Agronomical Research (INRA), Research axis of the Micronutrition Team “Bioavailability of fat-soluble micronutrients”,Center for Cardiovascular and Nutrition Research, Aix-Marseille University, France New Insights on Fat-soluble Vitamin Efflux by the Intestine
Sarkadi, Balazs, MD, PhD, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Keynote: Drug transporters in Human Stem Cells
Sugiyama, Yuichi, PhD, Head of Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan Keynote: Substrate-dependent Inhibition of OATP1B and its Impact on DDI
Prediction: Application of PBPK Modeling to Predict the Perperator Drug and Probe Drug or Endogenous Biomarker Interactions
Tátrai, Péter, PhD, Senior Scientist, SOLVO Biotechnology, Hungary Further Insights into the Mechanism of the Preincubation Effect
Terasaki, Tetsuya, PhD, Professor, Division of Membrane Transport and Drug Targeting, Department of Biochemical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku, Japan Similarity and Difference of Transporter Protein Expression in the CNS Barriers: Importance to the CNS Acting Drug Discovery and Development
Unadkat, Jash, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, US Keynote: The Next Frontier in ADME Science: Predicting and Verifying Tissue Drug Exposure

*We reserve the right to change the Agenda.



Venue Information

Conference will be organized at Continental Hotel Budapest. The coolest four star superior design hotel is located in Budapest's downtown offering 272 rooms - standard, executive, deluxe, suites- reflected by art deco features, perfect harmony and fine elegance combining a modern world of colours and forms.The hotel welcomes guests, providing business and tailor-made services with well-equipped conference rooms, Wellness and Fitness center, Massage, ARAZ Restaurant with terrace, Gallery Café & Corporate Lounge, underground private parking garage.

Accommodation Possibilities

Continental Hotel Budapest offers rooms on discounted prices for the Meet the Experts Anniversary Conference – Budapest 2020 participants till the 13 March 2020, subject to availability. After 20 March rooms can be booked on full price if available.

Single room: 119 EUR/night
Double room: 134 EUR/night

Please click here to book your room using the following code: MEEX2020.

Prices quoted in EUR include full international buffet breakfast, 18%VAT and 4% city tax.

Check-in time is from 2PM. Check-out time is 10AM. Early check-in & late check-out upon request (subject to availability).

Location: Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior is located in the heart of Budapest, near the junction of Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard) and Rákóczi út within walking distance from the Dohany street Synagogue. The great synagogue - the biggest in Europe-, the bustling life of the nearby downtown provide an unique atmosphere for the guests. Andrássy út and the Oktogon are easily accessible on foot, while Pest’s Broadway is only a few minutes away.

Address: Dohány str. 42-44., H-1074 Budapest, Hungary , Tel.: +36 1 815 1000

We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Experts Anniversary Conference - Budapest, 2020