GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry

8th RSC / SCI symposium on GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry

Wednesday-Friday, 5th-7th October 2022

Evotec Campus Levi-Montalcini, Verona, Italy

Downloads and Links
First announcement
Abstract template  – closing dates are 31st January (oral) and 11th August (poster)
Bursary application form – closing date is 23rd August – to be uploaded
Twitter hashtag – #GPCRs22
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The key role of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in human disease underpins their importance to modern medicine. We are pleased to be holding this 8th meeting in the series on GPCR drug discovery, which will combine cutting edge medicinal chemistry with innovative structural biology and novel drug design approaches.

The meeting will consist of:
• Case studies in GPCR drug discovery and development
• Structural biology advances and impact on drug design
• Showcasing multiple modalities and drug discovery approaches to modulating GPCRs

Also: poster session – trade exhibition opportunities – two evening dinners and vineyard visit – accommodation agency booking service.

Call for Abstracts
Applications for both oral and poster presentation are welcome. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and applicants should indicate whether they wish to be considered for a short flash oral presentation when submitting an abstract. Please use this abstract template and note the closing dates of 31st January (oral) and 11th August (poster).

Confirmed Speakers
Presentation title to be confirmed
James Errey, Evotec, UK

Presentation title to be confirmed
Chris de Graaf, Sosei Heptares, UK

GPCR-based drug design with fragment molecular orbital method
Alexander Heifetz, Evotec, UK

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Registration Fees
Registration fees are:

£  Member* of the RSC
£   Non-member
£   Student** member, unemployed member, retired member
£   Student** non-member, unemployed non-member, retired non-member
£   Exhibitor Package†

* Member is a paid-up member of the RSC
** Student rates apply to undergraduate and post-graduate students only, but not post-doctoral students.
† Full details will be available when registration is opened.

Some student bursaries will be available.

Want to become a member?
To join the RSC in order to qualify for discounted registration fees at all RSC, please follow this RSC link.

Student Bursaries
The RSC BMCS and the SCI will be offering some student bursaries to cover the registration fee and to contribute towards accommodation and/or travel.  Applications will be invited from PhD and post-doctoral students studying at an academic institution, preferably members of the RSC, SCI or EFMC.

The closing date for bursary application will be 23rd August.

Venue and Travel [documents to be uploaded]
Aptuit (an Evotec company), Evotec Campus Levi-Montalcini, Via Alessandro Fleming 4, 37135 Verona, Italy, telephone +39 (0)45 821 8111. Directions may be found here.

Distances and Journey Times by Car from Aptuit
Verona Villafranca airport, 7.5 miles, 15-20 minutes
Verona Porta Nuova railway station, 3.5 miles, 15-20 minutes
Verona city centre, 3.5 miles, 15-20 minutes.

Coaches provided by Conference
A coach service will provided gratis between Verona city centre (Giardini Pradaval location map) and Aptuit at the beginning and end of each day, and on a daily basis.

Transport between the Airport and Railway Station
Aerobus number 199 provides public transport between the city centre, the railway station and the airport, running every 20 minutes. The single fare is €4.50, and further information may be found on this weblink.   Aerobus tickets must be bought before catching the bus:  they can be purchased from newsagents or from tobacconists (tabaccherie) which are often indicated by a large, white ‘T’.  This is the timetable.

Public Bus to Aptuit
Bus-stop Name: via Dell’Esperanto/Glaxo, and location plan
Bus lines 51, 52, 92
Direction Sacra Famiglia / Castel d’Azzano
Website for routes and timetable
Journey time 15-20 minutes from Verona Porta Nuova railway station, depending on traffic.

Exhibitor Opportunity
The Exhibitor Package comprises …

Confirmed Exhibitors
Name [weblinked]

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsors are encouraged to support this event, and we are  grateful to Evotec for their generous support.

We are grateful to our supporters:

Organising Committee
Daniele Andreotti, Evotec
Adrian Hall (co-chairman), UCB
Duncan Hay (treasurer), Vertex
Caroline Low (co-chairman), Consultant
Nigel Swain, Sosei Heptares

Secretariat Contact and Further Information
Maggi Churchouse (Mrs), UK