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2nd RSC-BMCS symposium on mastering medicinal chemistry

Event: 2nd RSC-BMCS symposium on mastering medicinal chemistry
Location: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK
Dates: Wednesday, 9th March 2016

This meeting is aimed at all those who wish to become better drug hunters and heed warnings from the past.

In the main there are two types of drug discovery programmes: those that hit serious problems and those that are going to hit serious problems. The difference between success and failure is how we, as medicinal chemists, tackle and resolve the problems.

Features of the Meeting
The meeting will include:

  • Live webcast for RSC-BMCS members only
  • Full sound and vision recording for internet upload (RSC-BMCS members only)
  • Wine mixer at the end of the day
Confirmed Speakers
Lessons in drug discovery
Andy Barker, independent scientific consultant, UK

Discovery of CFTR potentiator ivacaftor for the treatment of cystic fibrosis
Peter Grootenhuis, Vertex, USA

Molecular obesity, potency and other addictions in medicinal chemistry
Mike Hann, GlaxoSmithKline, UK

Structure-based drug discovery applied to membrane proteins
Miles Congreve, Heptares Therapeutics, UK

The interface between medicinal chemistry and chemical development
David Lathbury, Astute Chemical Development Consulting, UK

From the academic lab to the clinic: turning ProTides into Acelarin
Chris McGuigan, University of Cardiff, UK

We are grateful to the University of Huddersfield, Vertex and GlaxoSmithKline for their generous support, and are seeking additional sponsors to support the low registration fees being offered. Organisations may also choose to insert a piece of literature in each delegate pack, charged at 175.

Registration is Open
To pay by card, please follow http://www.maggichurchouseevents.co.uk/bmcs this link; to pay by cheque or bank transfer, please download a registration form from http://www.maggichurchouseevents.co.uk/bmcs the website.

65 RSC member
75 Non-member
35 RSC student* member
45 Student* non-member

*Student is undergraduate or post-graduate, not post-doc.
Some student bursaries are available.

3M Buckley Innovation Centre, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3BD.

The University is easily accessible by public transport: 60 minutes from Manchester airport, and less than three hours from London by train (1 mile from Huddersfield railway station).

Organising Committee
Nadia Ahmad, Vertex
David Alker, Dave Alker Associates
Sir Simon Campbell CBE, Scientific Consultant
Gordon Saxty (co-chairman), Fidelta
Joe Sweeney (co-chairman), University of Huddersfield

Secretariat Contact
Maggi Churchouse, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
Telephone and fax: +44 (0)1359 221004

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