‘The power of imagination makes us infinite’

– John Muir

We recognize that the quality of the speakers has a significant impact on audience engagement, which is why our in-house research team, with their years of experience in the industry, strives to bring only the best speakers with exciting topics to ensure that you are fully intact for the entire two days at the 9th DDSS.

Here’s a list of all the speakers, and the topics they’ll be talking about at the 9th DDSS.

Peter Henstock

Machine Learning & AI Lead at Pfizer

Joseph Lee

Senior Director at Rocket Pharmaceuticals

Shaun Stauffer

Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Therapeutics Discovery

Andrea Crotti

Head of RNA Biology Platform at Arrakis Therapeutics

Zhimei Du

Vice President, Process Sciences at Atara Biotherapeutics

Thomas T Tibbitts

CEO at Dogoden Therapeutics

Dr. Shane V. Hegarty

CSO & Founder at AXONIS Therapeutics

John F. Schmedtje Jr.

President & CEO at Coeurative

Andy Lee

COO at Vincere Biosciences

Steven Perrin

President & CSO at Eledon Pharmaceuticals

Lulu liang

Research Assistant Professor at Boston University

Effie Tozzo

CSO at Avilar Therapeutics

Steven van Helden, PhD

Chief Technology Officer at Pivot Park Screening Centre

Dr. Fleur Kleinpenning

Senior Scientist at  Pivot Park Screening Centre

Zahra Assar, Ph.D.

Manager of Structural Biology and Biophysical Core at Cayman Chemical

Marc Janes

Partner, Board Member, Vice President BD & Innovation at NuChem Sciences

Samantha Dale Strasser

CSO & Co-Founder at Pepper Bio

Istvan Enyedy

Senior Director Computational Chemistry at Theseus Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Govinda Bhisetti

Principal Investigator and Head of Computational Chemistry  at Biogen

Angela James

Vice President, Head of Clinical Pharmacology at MacroGenics

Dr. Timothy Heffernan

Vice President, Head of Oncology Research, Therapeutics Discovery Division at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jennifer A. Johnston, Ph.D.

Cofounder and CEO at NysnoBio

Mahavir Singh

Assistant Professor at School of Medicine, Univ. of Louisville

Dr. Arkadii Vaisburg, Ph.D.

Director Chemistry at NuChem Sciences Inc.

Kishor G. Bhatia, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer at Lantern Pharma

Interested in a Speaking Slot?

Join the 9th DDSS and share your thoughts with the ones who are willing to stretch their limits.


I would definitely recommend your interesting summit to other people specially people working in small and mid-size companies. I would say that quality of summit was very good because, we had very interesting talks with all the delegates we met. Same goes for prequalified one-to-one meetings protocol.

Astorgues Xerrs Preclinical Project Manager of Afr Oncology

To be honest I was not expecting that I would have such an excellent experience. Everything about the event was just right; agenda, technical part, presentations, attendees and food you name it. Unlike, typical summits the people who were attending, were there to do work which is very good for business development.

Michael Thormann Co-founder & Managing Director at Origenis

Everyone gave good talks and I have learned a lot from the talks at DDSS. I had a much better experience than my expectation. Venue was perfect, right size and right spot for the occasion. I would recommend my CRO colleagues for the future series.

Mathias Nees