12 November - 13 November 2018
SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and RSC's Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector
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Rising antimicrobial resistance is decreasing the efficacy of existing treatments for infection. With the alarming prospect of a post-antibiotic era, it is vital that we refresh the drug pipeline with new therapies and therapeutics that act through novel modes of action. With pressure from governments and increased public awareness of this growing problem, renewed interest from industry and academia has led to a resurgence in antimicrobial drug discovery, with the exciting prospect of new and innovative technologies and approaches for combating infection.
Following the first successful event in 2016, this meeting will examine the current state of the art in antimicrobial drug discovery from a medicinal chemist's perspective. Coinciding with World Antibiotics Awareness week, a two-day programme of speakers from industry and academia wil highlight the challenges associated with discovering and developing new antimicrobials, whilst also showcasing emerging strategies that are being developed to tackle infection.
|12:00||Registration, exhibition and lunch|
|13:10||Antibiotics: challenges and opportunities
Dr Stephen Baker, GlaxoSmithKline
|13:55||Rational and irrational discovery of novel interventions to treat drug-resistant infections
Prof Matt Cooper, University of Queensland and Inflazome
|14:40||Flash poster presentations|
|15:00||Refreshment break and exhibition|
|15:30||Towards photopharmacological antimicrobial chemotherapy
Dr Matthew Fuchter, Imperial College London
|16.00||SPARKing new antibiotic discovery
Wes Kim, The Pew Charitable Trusts
|16:30||Research and development of new antimicrobial drugs and combinations: a not-for-profit approach
Prof Laura Piddock, Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership
|17:15||Networking and refreshments|
Tuesday 13 November
|09:00||Rules for bacterial penetration - what we know and what we don't
Dr Paul Finn, Oxford Drug Design
|09:30||Reversing efflux-mediated resistance to reinvent broad-spectrum antibiotics
Dr K Miraz Rahman, King's College London
|10:00||Predictive guidelines for compound accumulation lead to new broad-spectrum antibiotics
Prof Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois
|10:45||Refreshment break and exhibition|
|11:15||Non-hydroxamate LpxC inhibitors
Dr Alastair Parkes, Evotec
|11:45||Novel immunotherapeutics to target Gram-negative bacterial infections
Dr Emma Leire, Centauri Therapeutics
|12:15||Analysis of potassium (K+) efflux systems (Kef) as an antibiotic target in pathogenic bacteria
Catherine Haslam, University of Oxford
|12:30||Turning strength into a weakness: exploiting resistance as a novel therapeutic target
Lindsay Evans, Imperial College London
|12:45||MAPS: Multiparameter Assay for Profiling Susceptibility
Dr Lisa Miller, University of York
|13:00||Lunch and exhibition|
|14:00||Short antimicrobial peptides - their potential against multidrug resistant bacteria
Dr Kai Hilpert, St George's, University of London
|14:30||From HTS to preclinical candidate: a novel small-molecule antibiotic for the treatment of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Dr Paul Meo, Summit Therapeutics
|15:00||Refreshment break and exhibition|
|15:30||Metallo β-lactamase inhibitors: an approach to combat the threat of emerging carbapenem resistance due to metallo β-lactamase enzymes in Gram-negative bacteria
Dr David Davies, AntaBio
|16:00||Challenges in antibacterial drug discovery
Prof Ian Gilbert, University of Dundee
14/15 Belgrave Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
Early bird fees before Friday 5 October 2018
|£150||SCI / RSC Member|
|£50||SCI / RSC Student Member|
|£100||SCI / RSC Subsidised Member|
|£180||One Nucleus Member|
Standard fees after Friday 5 October 2018
|£180||SCI / RSC Member|
|£60||SCI / RSC Student Member|
|£120||SCI / RSC Subsidised Member|
|£220||One Nucleus Member|
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