Fragments 2019: 7th RSC-BMCS Fragment-based Drug Discovery meeting

24 March 2019 14:00 - 26 March 2019 17:00, Cambridge, United Kingdom


Introduction
Synopsis
The aim of the 7th RSC-BMCS Fragment-based Drug Discovery meeting will be to continue the focus on case studies in Fragment-based Drug Discovery that have delivered compounds to late stage medicinal chemistry, preclinical or clinical programmes. The Fragment series was started in 2007 and continues with the theme, having over three-quarters of the presentations focused on case studies. The conference will include successful examples from all types of fragment-based approaches, including high concentration, NMR, SPR and X-ray screening.

Who should attend
This conference is suitable for scientists including all chemists as well as other important disciplines including biophysics, structural biology, etc. This international meeting attracts delegates from the UK, several mainland European countries, as well as from the USA, Japan, China and South Korea.

Pre-conference Workshop
We are pleased to announce that we have completely changed the pre-conference workshop for this event. It will contain new materials provided by new speakers compared with previous years.   The pre-conference workshop is intended for those new to the area of FALG/FBLG an introduction into the fundamental principles governing fragment-based drug discovery approaches.

A series of four short presentations with opportunities for discussions is planned. The pre-conference workshop will only be held if sufficient interest is evident, and will be offered free-of-charge to conference attendees.

Call for Posters
The call for posters is open, and selected student speakers will be invited to present at the flash presentation session prior to the poster session.  Abstract deadline is 1st February .2019.

Bursaries and Sponsorship
Bursaries are available based on sponsorship of the event.  Bursary applications are invited, and the closing date is 1st February. 
If you wish to sponsor students to expand their knowledge in this area please contact the secretariat for further information.

Exhibition Opportunities
Those companies wishing to have a trade stand should apply early to avoid disappointment as these are limited.

Registration and Fees
Registration is open and fees include the Sunday afternoon workshop, Sunday buffet dinner, and Monday evening conference dinner (opt in required).

Early rates for payments received by 21st January are:
£300 RSC member
£380 non-member
£155 RSC student* member
£195 student* non-member
 
Accommodation
B&B accommodation at Churchill College in an en-suite bedroom is available to book at the time of registration for both Sunday and Monday at £78 per night.

Conference Dinner
The conference dinner on Monday will be held in the Old Courts Main Hall at Gonville and Caius College, and attendance is included in the registration fee.
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Churchill College

Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storeys Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS, United Kingdom

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