The BMCS Mastering MedChem IX: 9th RSC-BMCS Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry

The BMCS Mastering MedChem IX: 9th RSC-BMCS Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry

Friday 14th March, 2025

Burlington House, London

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Mastering Medicinal Chemistry IX 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.

Call for Posters/Abstracts
The abstract submission will be open shortly.

The RSC-BMCS are offering a small number of bursaries to attend the meeting in person. Applications are open to PhD and post-doctoral applicants studying at academic institutions or non-profit institutions. Preference will be given to members of the RSC-BMCS. Bursary applications are also invited from RSC 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. The bursary value for this event is up to £350 and applicants have to fill an RSC-BMCS application form.

Please complete the bursary application form and once completed, email to

Please click here to register.

RSC Member Early bird £135
Non-Member Early bird £170
RSC Student Member Early bird £70
Student Non-Member Early bird £90

Early bird registration closes Midnight (GMT) Friday 31st January, 2025

RSC Member £165
Non-Member £200
RSC Student Member £85
Student Non-Member £105

Registration closes Midnight (GMT) Thursday 6th March, 2025

Sponsorship/Exhibition Opportunities
Bookings to sponsor or exhibit at the meeting are now open, click here to register.

Exhibition Package includes:
– One stand personnel with access to technical sessions
– A six-foot trestle table and chair(s)
– Electrical and Wi-Fi access
– Your logo and full promotional page in the pdf of the delegate handbook
– Your logo in the rolling slides, shown during the breaks
– Any additional stand personnel will have to be booked as delegates

Sponsorship of lanyards
All delegates will be given a lanyard to hold their name badge on arrival. The delegates will be given lanyards with your company’s logo on arrival Sponsoring the lanyards will ensure that delegates have your company name on them at all times and will therefore provide a high profile throughout the duration of the conference. Your company logo and website link will also be displayed on the conference website.

We are also seeking sponsorship from organisations supporting the low registration fees offered to students.

Sponsorship includes
-Your logo in the pre-event announcements
-Your logo in the pdf of the delegate handbook
-Your logo in the rolling slides, shown during the breaks
-Your logo included in the communication email to delegates

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.

Organising Committee
Helen Aylott, Redx Pharma (Treasurer)
Arasu Ganesan, University of East Anglia
Andrew Stachulski, University of Liverpool
Asier Unciti-Broceta, University of Edinburgh (Chair)

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