The BMCS Mastering MedChem VII: 7th RSC-BMCS Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry

The BMCS Mastering MedChem VII: 7th RSC-BMCS Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Burlington House, London

Important links and downloads
Twitter hashtag – #MasteringMedChem23
First announcement poster
Second announcement poster

Mastering Medicinal Chemistry VII 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.


10:00Registration and refreshments
Session Chair: Nadia Ahmad, Charles River
10.25Opening remarks
Nadia Ahmad, Charles River
10.30Laying the foundations for successful drug discovery: Hit Discovery at AZ
Mike Lainchbury and Emma Rivers, AstraZeneca
11.15 Drugging RNA Modifying Enzymes
Sarah Bucknell, Storm Therapeutics
12.00Lunch, exhibition and poster session
Session Chair: Andrew Stachulski, University of Liverpool
13.00 Proteolysis Targeting Chimera (PROTAC) approaches in Medicinal Chemistry: Targeted Destruction of S100A4 Inhibits Metastasis of Triple Receptor Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Gemma Nixon, University of Liverpool
13.45 Tools and strategies to address the challenges of antibacterial drug discovery
Alastair Parkes, Evotec
14.30 Refreshments, exhibition and posters
Session Chair: Asier Unciti-Broceta University of Edinburgh
15.00 Dysfunctional Groups: Predicting and Avoiding Metabolism-Related Liabilities of Xenobiotics
Toby J Athersuch, Imperial College London
15.45 Medicines for millions of patients
David Rees, Astex
16.45 Closing remarks
Nadia Ahmad, Charles River
Drinks reception
17.30Event closes

Registration is now closed!

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

Bursary application submissions are now closed.

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities** Exhibition Stands are now fully booked

The Exhibitor Package is priced at £750 and includes:** Exhibition Stands are now fully booked
– A six foot trestle table and chair(s)
– Access to electricity and wi-fi
– Logo inclusion in delegate handbook, rolling slides and conference website
– Exhibitor’s promotional page in the delegate handbook
– One stand personnel with access to technical sessions

We are also seeking sponsorship from organisations supporting the low registration fees offered to students. You can support and sponsor this meeting by clicking the booking link above.

We are grateful to our confirmed sponsors for their valued support.

We are grateful to our confirmed exhibitors for their valued support.

Organising Committee
Nadia Ahmad, Charles River (Chair)
Dave Alker, Dave Alker Associates (Treasurer)
Rose Bardell-Cox, Evotec
Andrew Stachulski, University of Liverpool
Asier Unciti-Broceta, University of Edinburgh

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