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The BMCS Mastering MedChem VI: 6th RSC-BMCS symposium on mastering medicinal chemistry

Event
The BMCS Mastering MedChem VI: 6th RSC-BMCS symposium on mastering medicinal chemistry

Dates
Tuesday & Wednesday, 29th & 30th June 2021 (two afternoon sessions)

Place
A virtual event

Downloads and Links
Online registration – for payment by card
Registration form – for payment by bank transfer or cheque
Second announcement
Poster abstract template – closing date is 28th May 2021
Event website

Synopsis
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.

Who should attend
Postgraduates, academics and industry

Call for Posters
Posters are invited for display throughout the meeting. The closing date for abstract submission is 28th May 2021 – please download this abstract template.

13.00Welcome
Session Chair: Nadia Ahmad, Charles River, UK
13.10The importance of conformation in the structure-based design of selective CaMK1 inhibitors
Sam Butterworth, Manchester University, UK
13.55Exhibitor talk : Activate Scientific: chemistry services for drug discovery
Declan Wolverson, Activate Scientific
14.00Development of a potent class of small molecule inhibitors of the MDM2-p53 protein-protein interaction
Ian Hardcastle, Newcastle University, UK
14.45Refreshment break
15.00Session Chair: Gordon Saxty, Fidelta, UK
Flash poster session 1
Poster viewing (using Grapevine)
15.40Exhibitor talk : Design, screening and synthesis of lead-like libraries derived from 3D-fragments
Paul Colbon, Liverpool ChiroChem
15.45Practical drug discovery using explainable AI
Al Dossetter, MedChemica, UK
16.00Close

Programme
Tuesday, 29th June
13.00 Welcome
Session Chair: Nadia Ahmad, Charles River, UK
13.10 The importance of conformation in the structure-based design of selective CaMK1 inhibitors
          Sam Butterworth, Manchester University, UK
13.55 Exhibitor talk :  Activate Scientific: chemistry services for drug discovery
          Declan Wolverson, Activate Scientific1
14.00 Development of a potent class of small molecule inhibitors of the MDM2-p53 protein-protein interaction
           Ian Hardcastle, Newcastle University, UK
14.45 Refreshment break

15.00 Session Chair: Gordon Saxty, Fidelta, UK
Flash poster session 1
Poster viewing (using Grapevine)
15.40 Exhibitor talk : Design, screening and synthesis of lead-like libraries derived from 3D-fragments
           Paul Colbon, Liverpool ChiroChem
15.45 Practical drug discovery using explainable AI
           Al Dossetter, MedChemica, UK
16.30 Close

Wednesday, 30th June
13.00 Welcome
Session Chair: Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK
13.10 New treatments for inflammatory diseases: from idea to the clinic
          Rhona Cox, AstraZeneca, Sweden
13.55 Exhibitor talk : Prep HPLC from Teledyne ISCO: Taking the hard work out of method development with our focused gradient generator
            Nicola Brown, Teledyne ISCO
14.00 The challenges of drug discovery in Chagas disease
           Silvia Gonzalez del Valle, GlaxoSmithKline, Spain
14.45 Refreshment break

15.00 Session Chair: Joe Sweeney, University of Lancaster, UK
Flash poster session 2
Poster viewing (using Grapevine)
15.40 Exhibitor talk : BLD – accelerating drug discovery
           Andrew Fraser, BLD Pharmatech
15.45 The discovery of erdafitinib, a selective FGFR inhibitor
           Chris Murray, Astex Pharmaceuticals, UK
16.30 Close

Registration
Online registration – for payment by card
Registration form – for payment by bank transfer or cheque
£50 Member* of the RSC
£75 Non-member
£25 RSC student** member
£37 Student** non-member
* Member is a paid-up member of the RSC.
** Student is undergraduate or post-graduate, not post-doc

Exhibitor Opportunities
We are offering two alternative packages to our valued supporters.

Exhibitor Sponsorship Package
Your organisation’s name and weblink on this webpage
Your logo in the rolling slides shown at the event and a web-linked logo in the electronic delegate handbook
An A4 promotional page in the electronic delegate handbook
Charge is £60, excludes delegate registration

Speaker Sponsorship Package – sorry, fully booked
All features in the above Exhibitor Sponsorship Package, plus:
– a pre-recorded speaker slot of 5 minutes max, 5 slides max, to be shown at a time to be determined
Charge is £150, excludes delegate registration (limited availability)

Confirmed Exhibitor Speakers
Activate Scientific
BLD Pharmatech
Liverpool ChiroChem
Teledyne ISCO

Confirmed Exhibitor Sponsors
Biotage AB, from Sweden
Reach Separations

Sponsors
Sponsors are encouraged to support this event, which will help us to offer inexpensive registration fees to young chemists. We are grateful to our confirmed sponsors: Charles River, Evotec, AstraZeneca, and Merck Sharp and Dohme.

We are grateful to our supporter: EFMC

Organising Committee
Nadia Ahmad (chair), Charles River
David Alker, Chemistry Recruitment Consultant
Gordon Saxty (treasurer), Fidelta
Joe Sweeney, Lancaster University

Contact and Further Information
Cathy Hill, Cathy Hill Events
Telephone: +44 (0)1359 232848
Mobile: +44 (0)7906 172361
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