16 November - 17 November 2020

3rd SCI-RSC Symposium on Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

Organised by:

SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group and RSC’s Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector

London, UK

Register your Interest
At a time when antimicrobial resistance is decreasing the efficacy of existing treatments, it has never been more important that we refresh the drug pipeline with new therapeutics acting on new targets or exhibiting novel modes of action. Fortunately, renewed interest from both industry and academia has led to a resurgence in antimicrobial drug discovery and interest in developing innovative technologies and approaches for combating infection. Coinciding with WHO’s World Antibiotics Awareness week, this two-day meeting will examine the latest advances in antimicrobial drug discovery from a medicinal chemist’s perspective, focusing on the particular challenges associated with developing antimicrobials whilst also showcasing emerging strategies for tackling infection.
Bringing together leading exponents in the field from industry and academia, the meeting will appeal to anyone with an interest in antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial drug discovery.  And with great opportunities for academic–industrial partnerships, researchers from both sectors will also benefit from the networking opportunities that the meeting will offer.


The full programme will be announced in due course.


Call for Speakers

Anyone wishing to present a lecture is encouraged to submit a one-page abstract for consideration to conferences@soci.org by Friday 25 October 2019 with "AM-III - speaker abstract" in the subject line.



Call for Short-Talks from Early-Career Researchers

Early-career researchers wishing to give a short talk are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract to conferences@soci.org by Friday 19 June 2020 with "AM-III – short talk abstract" in the subject line.



Call for Posters and Flash Presentations

Anyone wishing to present a poster should submit a one-page abstract to conferences@soci.org by Friday 11 September 2020 with "AM-III – poster abstract" in the subject line.  Selected poster presenters will have the opportunity to give a flash presentation.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process

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 Exhibition & Sponsorship
An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Organising Committee
  • Dr Liam Cox, SCI / University of Birmingham
  • Dr Caroline Low, SCI / Computational Medicinal Chemistry Consultant
  • Dr Pascal Savy, SCI / Charles River Laboratories
  • Dr Francis Wilson, RSC / Summit Therapeutics