13 September - 16 September 2015

18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

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Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

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The organisers invite you to the 18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Europe's premier biennial Medicinal Chemistry event, focusing on first disclosures and new strategies in medicinal chemistry. Reflecting current trends in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical research, the theme of the conference will be 'Drugging the Undruggable'. 
The scientific programme will feature lectures on Enzyme Inhibitors, Ligands for Receptors and Ion Channels plus a Hot Topic late breaker session. In addition the meeting has a number of talks addressing key Enabling Processes and Technologies for the future of Medicinal Chemistry.

This conference will be of interest to both academic and industrial scientists engaged in all aspects of the drug discovery and development process. It aims to showcase first disclosures of significant new therapeutic agents across all disease areas, and provide a forum for discussion of current topics and thinking at the forefront of medicinal chemistry.

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Venue and Contact

Churchill College

University of Cambridge
Storey's Way

Churchill College is one of 31 Colleges that comprises the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1960, it is a 15 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge. Despite the concentration of hi-tech and science industries around Cambridge, the centre still retains the atmosphere of a small town, renowned for the many university colleges and places of interest. Further information about Cambridge and alternative accommodation can be found on the following website:www.visitcambridge.org. Please click here for a location map.

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Delegate fees will be announced in the Autumn.

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Additional Info

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Churchill College is an ideal venue for an exhibition. All refreshments, lunches, the exhibition and posters are situated in a single area, ensuring excellent access to delegates throughout the meeting. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact patricia.cornell@soci.org for further information and costs.


Accommodation for delegates at Churchill College comprises either a single study en-suite or a single study standard bedroom. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
The Accommodation Package is for three nights' accommodation, Sunday 13, Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September. This includes full breakfast Monday to Wednesday, the barbecue on Sunday evening, an evening meal on Monday and the Gala dinner at St John's College on Tuesday. Rooms will be available from 14:00 and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure. Luggage storage will be available. 
For those not wishing to stay at Churchill, we are also holding rooms at nearby Murray Edwards College, or delegates may make alternative direct bookings at local hotels via www.visitcambridge.org


Travel to Cambridge is convenient by road or rail. Churchill College is on Storey's Way, off the A1303 one mile west of the city centre and close to the M11 motorway. There are frequent train services to Cambridge from London King's Cross and Liverpool Street Stations. The nearest international airport is London Stansted (30 miles) which has rail and coach links to Cambridge. From London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports there are express rail links to central London for onward rail journeys as above. There are also coach links from both airports direct to Cambridge.