Synthesis in Drug Discovery and Development

26 March 2021 09:00-17:00, Stevenage, United Kingdom


Introduction

NEW DATE.   This event was formerly planned for 27th March 2020

Synopsis

Synthesis is at the heart of drug discovery and development. The industry has increasingly demanded higher quality clinical candidates and has sought to exploit less druggable biological targets. Densely functionalised small molecules with a high degree of synthetic complexity are often the result of these demands. Successful programmes therefore require the application of innovative synthesis in all stages of discovery and development. The medicinal chemist’s toolbox is also enhanced by the introduction of novel biosostrere, often made available only through the application of new synthetic methods. This symposium aims to celebrate the crucial role of synthesis in the success of drug discovery and development.

Programme Theme and Features

The three main themes of the symposium will be:
• Innovative synthesis facilitating candidate discovery
• Novel bioisosteres and methodology applicable to drug discovery
• Overcoming challenges of scale-up and process scale chemistry

Who should attend

Chemists from industry and academia, including synthetic, medicinal and process chemists.

Call for Posters

Applications are invited for poster presentation. Posters will be displayed throughout the day and applicants are asked if they wish to provide a two-minute flash oral presentation when submitting their abstracts. 

Registration 

Registration is not yet open

Bursaries

Some RSC BMCS bursaries will be available to support registration, travel and accommodation costs for PhD and post-doctoral applicants. We also now welcome applications from non-students who have difficulties in funding attendance. 

Exhibition

The exhibition is fully booked - sorry!

Delegate Pack Inserts

Delegate pack inserts may be booked at £175.  These should comprise no more than two sheets of A4 fixed together (sponsor to supply).

Travel

Rail: Four trains per hour from London Kings Cross, journey time around 30 minutes. 
Road: Located on the A1, there is ample parking available on site (registration number required). For satnav purposes, please use SG1 2FX.
Air: 12 miles from Luton airport, 35 miles from Heathrow airport, 35 miles from Stansted airport.
Coach: The conference may decide to provide one coach trip per morning and evening between Stevenage and the venue. Gratis, first come first served.

Sponsors

We are grateful to GSK for their generous support of this symposium, and additional sponsors are sought to support the low registration fees offered to students attendees.
Speakers
  • Catherine Alder GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
  • Paul Brennan Structural Genomics Consortium, United Kingdom
  • Carine Guérot AstraZeneca, United Kingdom
  • Heather Hobbs GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
  • Peter O'Brien University of York, United Kingdom
  • Simon Peace GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
  • Paul Bulger Merck, United States
  • James Bull Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Fessard SpiroChem, Switzerland
  • Mike Shipman University of Warwick, United Kingdom

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Venue
GlaxoSmithKline

Lecture Theatre, GlaxoSmithKline, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2NY, United Kingdom

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