13 May - 14 May 2024

4th SCI / RSC Symposium on Anti-Infectives Drug Discovery

Organised by:

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

Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

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With the ever-growing prevalence of drug-resistant pathogens, it has never been more important that we refresh the drug pipeline with new antimicrobials that act on new targets or exhibit novel modes of action. The recent COVID pandemic has served to highlight the importance of developing effective treatments for infection, driving the recent resurgence in anti-infectives drug discovery and development of innovative technologies and approaches for combating infection through more effective detection and diagnosis methods.


This two-day symposium will examine the latest advances in anti-infectives drug discovery from a medicinal chemist’s perspective, focusing on the particular challenges associated with developing anti-infectives whilst also showcasing emerging strategies for tackling infection.   


This meeting will bring together leading exponents in the field from academia and industry, so will appeal to anyone with an interest in antimicrobial resistance and anti-infectives drug discovery.

Confirmed speakers
    • Fredrik Almqvist, Quretech Bio, Sweden
    • Pam Brown, Centauri Therapeutics, UK
    • Ian Cooper, Infex Therapeutics, UK
    • Olga Genilloud, Fundacion Medina, Spain
    • Rob Howes, Charles River, UK
    • Eachan Johnson, The Crick Institute, UK
    • Patrizio Mattei, Roche, Switzerland
    • Ioanna Mela, University of Cambridge, UK
    • Ester Morreale, The Crick Institute, UK
    • Johan Neyts, KU Leuven, Belgium
    • Mike Strange, LifeArc, UK
    • Ed Tate, The Crick Institute, UK
    • Ali Tavassoli, University of Southampton, UK
    • Pei Yong Shi, GSK, Texas 


The full programme will be confirmed in due course.

SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group are committed to promoting diversity and equality in the chemical sciences. We aim to identify high quality speakers for all our conferences with full inclusivity where attendees from all backgrounds are welcome. We are open to offering flexible presentation options. 

Sponsorship and exhibitor information
For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.
Call for posters and flash presentations
Opportunities are available to present a poster. Interested applicants should submit a one A4-page abstract (or 300 words) indicating title and authors to conferences@soci.org by Friday 19 April 2024 with "Anti-Infectives 24 – poster abstract" in the subject line.  Selected poster presenters will have the opportunity to give a flash presentation. An abstract template can be downloaded here.
Venue and Contact

Francis Crick Institute

1 Midland Rd

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

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