17 October 2023

Exploring Chemical Space 2023

Organised by:

 SCI's Fine Chemicals group

SCI, London, UK


Chemical space is vast and affords nearly unlimited opportunities to develop novel functional molecules. This meeting seeks to explore how computational chemistry and synthetic methodology can be used to rapidly explore chemical space and create new opportunities to solve problems in organic chemistry, drug discovery and agrochemicals.

In 2011, we first brought researchers together to share their insights and discoveries in how to tackle chemical space exploration. In the years since, there has been significant progress in the field with developments in computational chemistry, identification and optimisation of novel bioactive molecules, beyond rule-of-5 compliant chemical space and much more.  12 years later we are again engaging leading industrial and academic speakers to explore and discuss their state-of-the-art science.


This event will be of interest to academic and industrial chemists with an interest in identifying novel functional molecules.  The topics covered will be relevant to both early career and established scientists looking to apply new techniques and approaches in their research.

Call for Speakers

Contributions are invited from academic or industrial researchers in the field who wish to contribute a presentation at this exciting and dynamic meeting. An abstract of maximum 250 words (does not include author names, affiliations, references or figure captions) indicating title, authors, institution included, should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 17 February 2023 with the subject line “Exploring Chemical Space - speaker abstract”. Download an abstract template here.

Confirmed Speakers

Rhian Holvey, Astex
Tim Jamison, MIT (remote presentation)
Matthew Maddess, Merck
Jean-Louis Reymond, University of Bern
Alex Smith, Syngenta
Alexandre Varnek, Universite de Strasbourg

The programme will be confirmed in due course.
Sponsorship Information

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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Organising Committee

Helen Horsley, SCI / UCB
Martin Lowe, SCI / Exscientia
Antonio Misale, SCI / Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Nat Monck, SCI / Evotec
Jason Tierney, SCI / Top Tier Consultancy