24 November 2015

Academic Drug Discovery III

Organised by:

 SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

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Academic groups are playing an increasingly important role in the new drug discovery ecosystem.  This event will showcase a range of drug discovery programmes and provide illustrations of how different types of collaborations have led, and are leading to, successful drug candidates.  Representatives from key groups in academia and those involved in transferring this technology to the pharmaceutical industry will be in attendance to share their insights, and the event will provide a forum for ample networking opportunities.

The event will be of interest to academic researchers, CRO’s, technology transfer representatives, and pharma representatives interested in this emerging area and looking to make contact with leading exponents in this area.


Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Caroline Low
TTO's - a challenging business to build
Kristin Sandereid, Inven2, Norway
Drug discovery and academia - can I be bothered?
Andy Merritt, Medical Research Council Technology, UK
Channelling academic drug discovery
Martin Gosling, University of Sussex, UK
The discovery of therapeutics for neglected diseases and the translation of novel biology through small molecule drug discovery
Paul Wyatt, University of Dundee, UK
A tetraoxane-based antimalarial drug candidate that circumvents K13-dependent clinical artemisinin resistance
Paul O'Neill, University of Liverpool, UK
Discovering cancer therapeutics in academia
Keith Jones, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Chemists in academia and industry, working together to discover new drug targets for common and rare diseases (cancer, inflammatory and neuro-psychiatric)
Chas Bountra, SGC Oxford, UK
Wine reception
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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square 


Conference Team

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Early Bird fee - before 9 October 2015

GB£75 . . . . . . . . . SCI Member
GB£30. . . . . . . . . .SCI Student Member
GB£50. . . . . . . . . .SCI Subsidised Member*
GB£115 . . . . . . . . Non Member

Standard fee - from 9 October 2015

GB£90. . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£35. . . . . . . . . .SCI Student Member
GB£60. . . . . . . . . .SCI Subsidised Member*
GB£140. . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Additional Info

Organising Committee

Caroline Low, SCI/Computational Medicinal Chemistry Consultant
Adrian Longstaff, SCI/Syngenta
Kirsty Hewitson, SCI/Ploughshare Innovations
Michael Willis, SCI/University of Oxford