25 February 2025

What a chemist needs to know about biology 1: In vitro biology

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SCI's Young Chemists’ Panel

SCI, London, UK

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This event is aimed at helping attendees understand the features and challenges of biology in pharmaceutical research. Lectures will improve your understanding of biochemistry and improve interactions with biology colleagues. You will have the opportunity to ask questions after the lectures and develop deeper knowledge. 

Included are tutorial-style lectures on fundamentals of in vitro assays and target selection. There will also be case studies applying these learnings to different target classes. Speakers from leading pharmaceutical companies will bring a wealth of experience in working cross-discipline. 

This event is run back-to-back with ADMET 2025.

This conference is aimed at academic and industrial medicinal chemists in early stages of their career points, with a focus on in-vitro biology techniques in early stages of drug discovery.

Sponsorship information

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

Confirmed speakers
Oliver Mace, Vertex
Alastair Parkes, Evotec
Martin Swarbrick, Ryvu Therapeutics


The programme will be announced in due course.

SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel are committed to promoting diversity and equality in the chemical sciences. We aim to identify high quality speakers for all our conferences with inclusivity of gender and ethnicity. Attendees from all backgrounds and ages are welcome.

Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

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.

Accredited cpd Centre - The CPD Standards Office - CPD Provider 41057 - www.cpdstandards.com

Organising committee
Tim Gorman, Evotec
Kimberley Roper, University of Birmingham
Adam Smalley, UCB
Russell Wood, Concept Life Sciences
Helen Jones, AstraZeneca
Dominik Reich, BenevolentAI