This one day symposium is to be held at one of Eli Lilly’s major research and development centres in Windlesham, aimed at introducing and reviewing a wide range of hot topics and approaches towards discovering the drugs of tomorrow. By bringing together speakers from the key global centres of excellence in drug discovery, the day has been designed to deliver what is current and of high interest to those pushing forward the frontiers of drug discovery.
The meeting is aimed at scientists in the industrial and academic fields with a background in medicinal chemistry or drug discovery. It is ideally suited to those studying for a postgraduate degree or working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
Day 1 - 1st February 2017
- Registration and refreshments
- Welcome and introduction.
- Selective depletion of pathogenic cells using heterobivalent small molecules - Brandon Turunen, GSK
- Induced protein degradation - small synthetic molecules acting as enzymes - Chris Tame, GSK
- Refreshment break
- Affinity Directed Automated Synthesis (ADAS): A novel way of accelerating lead generation - J. Alfredo Martin, Eli Lilly
- Enabling Science using innovative automation and data management technologies - Carolina Alhambra, Eli Lilly
- Fragment based drug discovert at Astex - Alison Woolford, Astex
- The shifting landscape of structure based drug design through developments in electron microscopy - Stephen Muench, University of Leeds
- A perspective on the next generation of antibacterial agenrts inspired by natural products - Pamela Brown, Cantab anti-infectives
- Application of stem cell technology as a means of treating degenerative diseases - Yen Choo, Progenitor Therapeutic
- End of event.
Venue and Contact
Early bird fees before Friday 16 December 2016
GB£90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member
GB£30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member
GB£120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Non-Member
Standard fees after Friday 16 December 2016
GB£110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member
GB£35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member
GB£145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member
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Posters and Prizes
Interested applicants should send a maximum one page abstract including one figure or scheme to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘’New approaches in Medicinal Chemistry – poster submission’’ by Friday 9 December 2016. Prizes for academic and industrial posters will be awarded.
An exhibition will run alongside the conference during refreshment breaks, for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices please email email@example.com.
Limited bursary places will be available to academic attendees with preference given to those presenting posters. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9 December 2016.
Will Farnaby, SCI/Takeda Cambridge Ltd
Lewis Vidler, SCI/Eli Lilly
Kiri North, Vertex
Liz Jones, UCB
Ben Wittaker, CRL
Michael Lainchbury, CRL
Confirmed speakers from:
Astex, Cantab Anti-Infectives, Eli Lilly, GSK, Progenitor Therapeutics and The University of Leeds