28 June - 29 June 2021

New approaches in medicinal chemistry 2021

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists’ Panel 

Online Webinar

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This two-afternoon symposium will showcase novel approaches to drug design from both academic and industrial perspectives. Themed sessions will highlight topics such as the value of properties and metrics in drug design, hit-finding with photoaffinity-based tools and the development of modern protein degraders. There will be a session detailing structurally informed approaches including CryoEM and NMR, and COVID Moonshot will describe an open-access antiviral drug discovery project. The meeting will then culminate in a panel discussion addressing challenges in the field and questions from the audience.


This conference is for academic and industrial medicinal chemists at all career points, with an interest in applying innovative and modern strategies to the early stages of drug discovery.


The programme will be confirmed in due course.

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Rob Young, Blue Burgundy Ltd
  • Dr Ruth Dooley, Evotec
  • Dr Jake Bush, GSK
  • TBC, Merck
  • TBC, Astex
  • Prof Alessio Ciulli, University of Dundee
  • Asst Prof Chris Parker, Scripps Research
  • Prof Frank Von Delft, Oxford University

Booking Process/Deadlines

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For further information and prices please email jacqui.maguire@soci.org

Organising Committee
  • Sam Dalton, MSD
  • Timothy Gorman, Evotec
  • Kiri North, Vertex
  • Adam Yip, Benevolent AI


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org