9th GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry

9th RSC-BMCS/RSC-SCI Symposium on GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry

Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th October 2024

Evotec Campus Levi-Montalcini, Verona, Italy

Downloads and Links
Twitter hashtag – #GPCRs24
To register for the meeting, click here
To download the venue guide, click here
To download the first announcement poster, click here
To download the second announcement poster, click here
To submit an abstract, click here
To download the bursary application form, click here
To book accommodation, click here


The key role of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in human disease underpins their importance to modern medicine. We are pleased to hold this 9th meeting in the series on GPCR drug discovery, which combines 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 oral and poster presentation are open now. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and applicants will indicate whether they wish to be considered for a short flash oral presentation when submitting an abstract.
The oral submission deadline is Friday 28th June 2024.
The poster submission deadline is Friday 9th August 2024.
Several prizes will be awarded.
Click here to submit your abstract

Want to become a member?
To join the RSC and qualify for discounted registration fees at all RSC, please click here.

The RSC-BMCS are offering a small number of bursaries to attend the meeting in person. Applications are welcomed from any PhD or post-doctoral student studying at an academic institution irrespective of their nationality. Preference will be given to those who are members of the RSC, SCI or of a *National Adhering Organisation of the EFMC and any co-sponsoring organisation, especially to those who are selected to present posters. Bursary applications are also invited from RSC, SCI or EFMC members who are of working age, but currently unemployed, and from those who may have difficulty in funding themselves or whose organisations may have difficulty in funding their attendance. Applications must be endorsed by the student’s supervisor.

The bursary value for this event is up to £700 and applicants must complete an RSC-BMCS application form.

The bursary application closing date is 28th August, 2024.

Click here to apply for a bursary.

Registration open! To register click here.

Early Bird Rate (until 5th July 2024)
RSC/SCI Member- £575
Non-Member- £800
RSC/SCI Student** Member*- £230
Student** Non-Member- £345

Standard Rate (from 6th July 2024)
RSC/SCI Member- £675
Non-Member- £900
RSC/SCI Student** Member*- £280
Student** Non-Member- £395

* Member is a paid-up member of the RSC or SCI
** Student rates apply to undergraduate and post-graduate students only, but not post-doctoral students or students in full-time employment.

Registration fees include:
– coach transport between Verona city centre and the Evotec campus at the start and end of each day
– dinner on Wednesday evening at Spiller Restaurant
– vineyard visit and dinner on Thursday evening at Rocca Sveva.

Networking Social Activities and Accommodation
The informal dinner on the first evening will be a great time to come together to enjoy a traditional three-course meal. The dinner will take place on Wednesday, 2nd October at Spiller Restaurant, located within a few minutes walk of the venue, and is included in the registration package.

A vineyard visit and informal dinner will be held on Thursday, 3rd October. The visit to Rocca Sveva will consist of a guided tour of the underground cellars of Cantina Soave, an explanation of the wines to be served at dinner, an aperitivo outside the restaurant, an opportunity to use the wine shop, and a fantastic dinner with wine-sampling in the Locanda del Borgo. (Coach transport will be provided.)

Venue and Travel
Detailed travel information may be found in this Venue Guide.

A coach service will be provided by the conference between Verona city centre (Giardini Pradaval) and Evotec at the beginning and end of each day, and on a daily basis. On Thursday evening, the coach service will travel to the vineyard and later back to Verona city centre.

A selection of accommodation options in the area has been put together for attendees of the conference. To visit the website and book, please click here.

Exhibitor Opportunity
The Exhibitor Package (£1,500) includes:

– stand space measuring 3 metres wide x 2 metres deep
– table measuring 160 cm wide x 80 cm deep and chair
– electrical and wi-fi access
– your logo and full promotional page in the delegate handbook
– your web-linked company name on this page
– your logo in the rolling slides, shown during the breaks
– full attendance at the technical programme, poster sessions, Wednesday evening dinner, and Thursday evening vineyard visit and dinner.

Important further information about Evotec’s requirements for advance deliveries may be found here.

Exhibitor Packages include full participation in the social activities.

Confirmed Exhibitors



Confirmed sponsors

Confirmed Speakers

Daniele Andreotti Evotec
Talk Title TBC

James Errey Evotec, Germany
GPCR Biophysical and Structure Based Drug Design

Malliga R Iyer NIH, USA
Discovery of Potent, Peripherally Restricted CB1R (Cannabinoid Receptor-1) Antagonists: Studies Leading to a Clinical Candidate

Marta Giuliani Chiesi Pharma, Italy
LPA Receptor Inhibitors: A Promising Therapeutic Approach for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Uwe Grether Roche, Switzerland
Deep Dive on Cannabinoid Receptor Type-2: Leveraging the Power of Chemical Probes and Assays to Deliver a Clinical Candidate

Seungil Han Pfizer, USA
Structural Characterization of an Orphan GPCR Reveals a Novel Mechanism of Inverse Agonism

Michael Hennig LeadXpro AG
Enabling structure-based drug discovery on challenging GPCR drug targets

Peter Kolb Phillips-Universitat Marburg, Germany
GPCR Ligands Going Places

Robin Löving Salipro
The Salipro® platform enables discovery of novel therapeutics against GPCRs

Daniel Meibom Bayer AG, Germany
BAY-6096: A Potent, Selective, and Highly Water-Soluble Adrenergic α2B Antagonist

Noureldin Saleh Schrodinger, USA
Accurate Modeling of Receptor Functional Response: GPCRs and Beyond

Graeme Semple Eurofins Beacon Discovery, USA
Discovery of LP-352 (bexicaserin): A 5-HT2CR agonist with unprecedented receptor selectivity

Nicola Smith University of New South Wales, Australia
Talk Title TBC

Andrew Stott Cerevance, UK
The Discovery of Potent, Selective, CNS-penetrant GPR55 agonists

Patrick Sexton Monash University
Understanding the structural basis for selective and non-selective amylin and calcitonin receptor agonists

Organising Committee
Daniele Andreotti, Evotec
Adrian Hall (co-chairman), UCB
Daniel Jones, Nxera Pharma
Caroline Low (co-chairman), Isomorphic Labs
Lampros Milanos, Charles River Laboratories

Secretariat Contact and Further Information
Hg3 Conferences Ltd
+44 (0)1423 529333