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1st Conference of the Indian Society for the
Study of Xenobiotics (SSX®)


Affiliate of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX)

Main Conference: September 1 - 3, 2016 
JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India 560012
Simcyp (Certara) Workshop: August 31, 2016
Faculty of Pharmacy, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, India 560055

The Indian Society for Study of Xenobiotics (SSX®) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference in Bangalore, September 1-3, 2016. The program will feature renowned speakers in drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and toxicology, short courses, poster sessions, round-table discussions, mentoring sessions for students and young scientists, a vendor exhibition and numerous networking opportunities. SSX anticipates more than 200 attendees for this conference, with representation from academia, industry, CROs, government research institutes and vendors.



The following themes have been finalized:

Mechanisms of Drug Induced Toxicity, Role of Transporters in Drug Disposition, PK/PD, Modeling and Simulation, Personalized Medicine, DMPK in Drug Discovery, Drug Distribution, Human PK and DDI Prediction, Covalent Inhibitors

Confirmed Speakers

  • Pieter Annaert, Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Tom Baillie, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Washington

  • Kenneth R. Brouwer, Chief Scientific Officer at Qualyst Transporter Solutions

  • Bruce Car, Vice President, Bristol Myers Squibb

  • Eric Chan, National University of Singapore

  • Charles Crespi, Business Director Discovery Labware, Corning Life Sciences

  • Subrata Deb, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy at Roosevelt University

  • Peter Fan, Group Leader, Genentech

  • Griff Humphreys, Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Masoud Jamei, Vice President, Research and Development, Simcyp/Certara

  • Albert Li, President and CEO In Vitro ADMET

  • Punit Marathe, Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Sujit Nair, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amrita University

  • Nikunj Kumar Patel, Senior Scientist, Simcyp

  • Sheila Peters, Head of Translational Quantitative Pharmacology at Merck Serono

  • Jasminder Sahi, Senior Director DSAR AP at Sanofi

  • Abhay Sangamwar, Assistant Professor, NIPER Mohali, India

  • Jae Gook Shin, Professor of Pharmacology, Inje University, Busan, South Korea

  • Mike Sinz, Senior Research Fellow, Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Raju Subramanian, Research Director, Amgen

  • Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet

  • Jash Unadkat, Professor, University of Washington

  • Larry Weinkers, Vice President and Global Head of Amgen PKDM

  • Michael Zientek, Associate Director, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Registration Fees 

Registration for the pre-conference workshop is now closed.

Pre-Conference Workshop hosted by Simcyp - August 31
SSX Pre-Conference Hands-On Workshop on in vitro-in vivo Extrapolation (IVIVE) of Metabolism, Transport and Dissolution Linked with PBPK Modelling

Faculty of Pharmacy, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Bangalore, 560055

View the workshop agenda.

Full Conference - September 1 - 3

Registration for the SSX Conference is now closed.

View the detailed program.

Early Bird* & Poster Presenters Registration fee (INR) After August 10, 2016
Industry 12,000 17,000
Academia 8,500 11,000
Student 2,500 4,500


Conference registration fees include refreshments, lunch on all days and printed materials

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for the First Conference of SSX is now closed.

Abstract/Poster Specifications:
Maximum Length and Format: 300 words with the subsections on title, affiliation, background and objectives, methods, results and discussion, conclusion. 

Poster Board Dimensions:
3 feet (width) by 4 feet (height)


Mentorship Program

SSX is committed to helping students and young scientists understand and explore research and career options that could help achieve their full potential by providing them mentorship opportunities from senior drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) scientists from academia and industry. Graduate students and young scientists will be paired with senior DMPK researchers so that they can get the opportunity to network, get research and career advice, and establish relationships that could help them in many aspects of their career. Participants in the mentorship program will be chosen on the basis of the submitted abstract and a short questionnaire.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the SSX Mentorship Program.




M. S. Ramaiah University

Vivo Bio Tech Ltd

Simcyp (Certara)


Thermo Scientific


Syngene International


Bristol Myers Squibb India




Bioreclamation IVT


In Vitro ADMET



Premas Life Sciences




Technical Presentations at Lunch

September 1: Christophe Chesne, Biopredic
September 1 (evening): TBD, SCIEX
September 2: Berend Oosterhuis, Solvo
September 3: Manoj Kushwaha, Thermo Scientific

Booth floor size: 10 ft. x 10 ft. Tables, chairs, and lights will be set up.

Click here to email us if you are interested in being a sponsor or displaying a booth at this conference. 

Preferred Hotel

Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur, Bangalore; 2275, Tumkur Road, Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560022, Phone:080 669 00111. Special rate negotiated at this hotel.

Click here to view a list of additional hotel options.


About Bangalore

Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million making it the third most populous city in India. Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau at a height of over 900 m above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Bangalore is famous for fast paced life, delicious food, wonderful people, beautiful gardens, fun nightlife and amazing shopping. It is also being the biggest hub for information technology and biotechnology companies in India and is hence an extremely multicultural city. Bangalore is well connected with an international airport and numerous rail and bus stations. There is a lot to see and do, so you might want to plan staying for an extra day or so. If you can stay longer, there are a number of trips within a short drive or flight from Bangalore.

Bangalore is a short 3-4 hour drive from several places of cultural and historic significance such as Mysore, Belur and Halebid which are famous for their ancient temples, palaces and forts. Bangalore is a short 3-5 hour drive from several national parks, forests and mountains with one of the highest densities of tigers, leopards and elephants in the world (Coorg, Kabini, Bandipur, Nagarhole, Mudumalai, Chikmagalur, Wayanad). The Western Ghats is a UNESCO world heritage site and has been designated as a biodiversity hotspot. Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its ancient palaces and forts is an 8 hour drive. Bangalore is equidistant from the east and west coast of India (1 hour flight  or 8 hour drive) where lovely beaches and luxury resorts are popular with Indian and western tourists (Kovalam, Kochi, Chennai, Pondicherry).


A tour will be arranged from Bangalore to nearby places of interest Sep 4th.  Click here to email us about your interest in a tour of the city and surroundings, or Mysore.


Scientific Affairs: Subrata Deb (Roosevelt Univ), Sandhya Mandlekar (BMS India), Jasminder Sahi (Sanofi), Ravi Kanth Bhamidipati (Jubilant Biosys Limited), Jayasagar Gundu (Lupin), Sagnik Chatterjee (BBRC/Syngene)

Sponsorship: Jasminder Sahi, Murali Subramanian, Sanjeev Giri (Aurigene), Girish Gudi (Glenmark)

Local Logistics: T. Thanga Mariappan (BBRC/Syngene), Vinay H K (BBRC/Syngene), Parag Deshpande (Syngene), Murali Subramanian, Sagnik Chatterjee, Dhanashri Gudi (EduCater), , Ravi Kanth Bhamidipati, Dr. S. Bharath ( M.S.Ramaiah University)

Publicity/Academic Outreach: Murali Subramanian, T. Thanga Mariappan, Subrata Deb, Vishwottam Kandikere (Glenmark), Dhanashri Gudi, Sarasija Suresh (Consultant), Abhay Sangamwar (NIPER Mohali), Dr. S. Bharath

Questions/Comments and Contacts

Please email at the following email addresses with any questions and/or comments about the 1st Conference of the SSX 2016.

Important Dates

  • Symcyp Workshop: August 31, 2016
  • Main Conference Symposium: September 1-3, 2016
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