The BMCS Mastering MedChem VI

30 June 2021 09:30-18:00, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

NEW DATE: This event was formerly planned for 12th June 2020

Mastering Medicinal Chemistry VI is the latest in an ongoing series of conferences intended to provide expert advice and guidance to new practitioners in the field of drug discovery. It has been said that "there are two types of drug discovery programmes: those that hit serious problems and those that are going to hit serious problems". 

Anticipating and preparing for such problems thus accelerates the delivery of new medicines: this event will feature presentations from experienced 'drug-hunters' in both industry and academia, who will talk about the challenges faced in modern drug discovery, and will share best practice common to all successful medicinal chemists.

Features of the Meeting
The meeting will include:
• Wine mixer at the end of the day
• Relevant trade exhibition
• Poster display throughout the meeting

Call for Posters
Posters are invited for display throughout the meeting. The closing date for abstract submission is 4th June 2021. 

Confirmed Speakers
Sam Butterworth, Manchester University
Chris Murray, Astex Pharmaceuticals, and Patrick Angibaud, Janssen Pharmaceutica
Al Dossetter, MedChemica Ltd
Suzannah Harnor, University of Newcastle
Rhona Cox, AstraZeneca, Sweden
Silvia Gonzalez-del Valle, GlaxoSmithKline, Spain

Registration, Students and Bursaries
Registration is not yet open. Reduced-price fees will be available for undergraduate and post-graduate students, and some RSC BMCS student bursaries will be available (closing date for bursary application will be 17th May 2021).   Registration fees will include the drinks reception at the end of the day

Exhibition Opportunities
Those companies wishing to exhibit should apply early to avoid disappointment as space will be limited.   Exhibition stands will probably comprise:
- a stand space measuring 3 m wide x 2 m deep
- a table (dimensions to be provided) and chair
- access to electricity and wi-fi
- one full delegate's attendance
- your logo and a promotional page in the printed delegate handbook.

Delegate Pack Inserts
There will also be an opportunity to book delegate pack inserts, comprising no more than two pages of A4 fixed together, provided by the sponsor.

Venue and Travel
Address:  Urban Sciences Building, Science Central, Newcastle University, 1 Science Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TG.  The Urban Sciences Building, is a 12-minute taxi-ride from Newcastle Airport (NCL), a 3-hour train journey from London (Kings Cross), and is easily accessible by car (A1M, Junction 69).

Sponsors are encouraged to support this event, which will help us to offer inexpensive registration fees to young chemists.
  • Sam Butterworth Manchester University, United Kingdom
  • Chris Murray (joint) Astex Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Patrick Angibaud (joint) Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium
  • Al Dossetter MedChemica, United Kingdom
  • Dr Suzannah Harnor University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Dr Rhona Cox AstraZeneca, Sweden
  • Silvia Gonzalez-del Valle GlaxoSmithKline, Spain

New Urban Sciences Building

USB.G.003, New Urban Sciences Building, Science Central, Newcastle University, 1 Science Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TG, United Kingdom

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RSC's Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector
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