Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Summit Cambridge

Thursday, October 12th | Le Meridien Boston Cambridge

About the Event

The Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Summit is a premier, free conference dedicated to fostering an active community of industry and academic participants interested in topics relevant to QSP. In its sixth year, the QSP Summit is a one-day event featuring talks from key industry and academic researchers, a poster session, and networking time with peers.

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Featured Speakers

Jane Bai, PhD - Expert Regulatory Scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Rajat Desikan, PhD - Director of Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology at GSK

Jennifer Fretland, PhD - Senior Director of DMPK at EQRx

Irina Kareva, PhD - Associate Director at EMD Serono

Lyndsey Meyer, PhD - Researcher at Pfizer

Fereshteh Nazari, PhD - Translational PK/PD Modeler at Takeda

Alex Pellerin, PhD - Director at Seismic Therapeutic

Tianjing (Kiko) Ren, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow at University at Buffalo and GSK

Peter Sorger, PhD - Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School

Weirong Wang, PhD Senior Scientific Director at Janssen R&D, Johnson & Johnson


The agenda is still being finalized and is subject to change. 

Start Time (ET) Event
8:30 AM

Breakfast and registration

8:45 AM

Opening remarks

9:00 AM

Alex Pellerin, PhD
Director at Seismic Therapeutic

"Preclinical modeling of an IgG cleaving enzyme: A solution to a unique problem”

9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Fereshteh Nazari, PhD
Translational PK/PD Modeler at Takeda

"A Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Model Describing the Cellular Kinetic-Pharmacodynamic Relationship for a Live Biotherapeutic Product to Support Microbiome Drug Development"

10:30 AM

Break and poster session

11:00 AM

Irina Kareva, PhD
Associate Director at EMD Serono

"Minimally Sufficient Experimental Design using Identifiability Analysis"

11:30 AM

Lightning Talks
Three, ten-minute talks selected from abstract submissions

12:00 PM

Lunch and poster session

1:00 PM

Weirong Wang, PhD
Senior Scientific Director at Janssen 

"Exploring Immune Cell Dynamics with QSP Modeling: Case Studies in SLE and CRS"

1:30 PM

Jennifer Fretland, PhD
Senior Director at EQRx

"Application of Model-Informed Drug Development in Early Discovery"

2:00 PM

Break and poster session

2:30 PM

Rajat Desikan, PhD
Director, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology at GSK

Tianjing (Kiko) Ren, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at GSK and University of Buffalo

"Mechanistic modeling of chronic Hepatitis B infection to inform combination therapies for maximizing functional cure"

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Peter Sorger, PhD
Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School

"Multimodal tissue imaging and machine learning to advance precision medicine"

4:00 PM

QSP Summit Speaker Roundtable

5:00 PM

Closing remarks and poster awards

5:15 PM

QSP Summit concludes

Register for the QSP Summit

Submit an Abstract

Abstract Guidelines

  • Key dates
    • Abstract submission deadline: Friday, September 29th
    • Notification of acceptance: Monday, October 2nd
    • QSP Summit: Thursday, October 12th
  • Abstract Guidelines
    • Abstract submission is open to all undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, industry (biotechs and pharma) faculty and staff in any computational biology field.
    • Abstracts presented at other forums may be repurposed for this event.
    • Abstracts must represent scientific research that cannot be perceived as marketing a specific company or product. 
    • Abstracts will be considered for either a lightning presentation (10 minutes) and/or poster presentation.
    • Please limit the abstract to 250 words.