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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
Third announcement
Second announcement
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 featured presentations from experienced ‘drug-hunters’ in both industry and academia, who talked about the challenges faced in modern drug discovery, and shared best practice common to all successful medicinal chemists.

Who should attend
Postgraduates, academics and industry

Call for Posters
Posters were invited for display throughout the meeting. The closing date for abstract submission was 28th May 2021.

Programme
Tuesday, 29th June

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
14.45Session Chair: Gordon Saxty, Fidelta, UK
Flash poster session 1
15.00Refreshment break and poster viewing (using Grapevine)
15.40Exhibitor talk : Design, screening and synthesis of lead-like libraries derived from 3D-fragments
Tammy Warnock, Liverpool ChiroChem
15.45Practical drug discovery using explainable AI
Al Dossetter, MedChemica, UK
16.00Close

Wednesday, 30th June

13.00Welcome
Session Chair: Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK
13.10New treatments for inflammatory diseases: from idea to the clinic
Rhona Cox, AstraZeneca, Sweden
13.55Exhibitor talk: Prep HPLC from Teledyne ISCO: Taking the hard work out of method development with our focused gradient generator
Mark Dodsworth, Teledyne ISCO
14.00The challenges of drug discovery in Chagas disease
Silvia Gonzalez del Valle, GlaxoSmithKline, Spain
14.45Session Chair: Joe Sweeney, University of Lancaster, UK
Flash poster session 2
15.00Refreshment break and poster viewing (using Grapevine)
15.40Exhibitor talk : BLD - accelerating drug discovery
Andrew Fraser, BLD Pharmatech
15.45The discovery of erdafitinib, a selective FGFR inhibitor
Chris Murray, Astex Pharmaceuticals, UK
16.00Close

Registration
Registration closed at 12 noon BST on Friday, 25th June.
£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 were 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 was £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 was £150, excludes delegate registration (limited availability)

Confirmed Exhibitor Speakers
Activate Scientific
BLD Pharmatech
Liverpool ChiroChem
Teledyne ISCO

Confirmed Exhibitor Sponsors
Apex Molecular
Biotage AB, from Sweden
Reach Separations

Sponsors
Sponsors were encouraged to support this event, which helped 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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