The BMCS Lectureship delivered by Dr David Witty: "Drug Discovery Tomorrow: the future Medicinal Chemist"

31 October 2019 18:00-20:00, London, United Kingdom

Dr David Witty from the Witnet R&D Consultancy, formerly Chemistry Director of Convergence Pharmaceuticals, is the sixth recipient of the BMCS Lectureship, awarded by the RSC's Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. This, the first in a series of lectures to be delivered throughout the 2019/20 academic year, focuses on the future of Drug Discovery.

Medicinal Chemistry is at the heart of Drug Discovery, but is often undervalued at a corporate level and has a surprisingly low visibility to the general public. Drawing from fifteen years' experience as editor of Progress in Medicinal Chemistry, and over thirty years in Pharmaceutical R&D, this talk will look at which technologies and strategies have become embedded in the medicinal chemist's toolkit and which have failed or simply became passing trends. David will discuss how the role of the chemist has changed, what capabilities will be required of the drug designer in the next generation, and what advances we can aspire to achieve in the creation of new medicines.

The conference is free to attend, although registration is required via this weblink,  Registration will close on Tuesday, 29th October.   Thereafter your name may be added to the waiting list.

18.00   Registration and light refreshments
18.30   Lecture
20.00   Close and depart
The Royal Society of Chemistry

Library, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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