2nd Annual Discovery Chemistry and Drug Design Congress 2014 Geneva

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  • Oxford Global Con­fer­ences are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Dis­cov­ery Chem­istry & Drug Design Con­gress 2014, tak­ing place at the Inter­con­ti­nen­tal Geneva in Geneva, Switzer­land on 2 & 3 June. This two day con­gress has been devel­oped to offer dis­cov­ery chem­istry lead­ers an exec­u­tive plat­form for net­work­ing and discussion.

    The dis­cov­ery chem­istry indus­try is mov­ing into a new era of col­lab­o­ra­tion. Recog­nis­ing the impor­tance of de-​risking can­di­dates as early as pos­si­ble, many organ­i­sa­tions are look­ing at ways of draw­ing in exper­tise from a range of research areas.

    This con­gress will explore novel solu­tions cre­ated by hybrid biology-​chemistry approaches to drug design, cohe­sive DMPK strate­gies across the early pipeline and recent advances in genomic and infor­mat­ics applications.

    Our expert speak­ers will dis­cuss meth­ods of improv­ing sol­u­bil­ity, drug­ga­bil­ity and potency, while com­bat­ting the chal­lenges of an increased demand for mol­e­c­u­lar complexity.

    Del­e­gates will hear case stud­ies cov­er­ing a range of top­ics, includ­ing frag­ment based dis­cov­ery, com­puter aided design for bio­log­ics and the role of nat­ural prod­ucts in dis­cov­ery chemistry.

    Poster pre­sen­ta­tions, Q&A ses­sions and ded­i­cated net­work­ing breaks offer del­e­gates the chance to meet with VPs, Direc­tors and Senior Man­agers work­ing in med­i­c­i­nal chem­istry, drug design, flow chem­istry, chem­i­cal genet­ics, dis­cov­ery tech­nol­ogy and com­pu­ta­tional chem­istry.

    The con­gress is part of the 15th Annual Drug Dis­cov­ery Sum­mit – Europe’s pre­mier net­work­ing and dis­cus­sion forum for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal lead­ers. The con­gress is also co-​located with the 6th Annual Drug Devel­op­ment Con­gress.


    Day 1: Dis­cov­ery Chem­istry: Lat­est Case Studies

    • Frag­ment based and struc­ture based drug discovery
    • Analysing structure-​activity relationships
    • Chem­i­cal genetic approaches
    • Hybrid approaches: com­bin­ing biol­ogy and chem­istry expertise
    • Advances in com­pu­ta­tional chem­istry & flow chemistry
    • The role of nat­ural prod­ucts in dis­cov­ery chemistry
    • Key learn­ings from lig­and bind­ing studies

    Day 2: Drug Design: Novel Approaches

    • Lead opti­mi­sa­tion: con­sid­er­ing sol­u­bil­ity, dru­ga­bil­ity and potency
    • Achiev­ing selec­tiv­ity and specificity
    • DMPK con­sid­er­a­tions in lead optimisation
    • Early de-​risking through drug design
    • Water mol­e­cules: assess­ing the impact on drug dis­cov­ery and design
    • Build­ing increased mol­e­c­u­lar com­plex­ity into drug design
    • Com­puter aided design for biologics

    Speak­ers 2014

    • John Cum­ming – Global Pro­gramme Man­ager: Pre­dic­tive Chem­istry, AstraZeneca
    • Char­lotte Deane – Direc­tor of the Sys­tems Approaches to Bio­med­ical Sci­ences Indus­trial DTC, Oxford University
    • Jose Duca – Head, Computer-​Aided Drug Dis­cov­ery, Novartis
    • David Elder – Direc­tor SCI­NOVO, GSK
    • Hans-​Jürgen Fed­er­sel – Senior Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, AstraZeneca
    • Patrick Jimonet – Dis­cov­ery Sourc­ing And Leader Global Chem­i­cal Library Team, Sanofi
    • Jan Kriegl – Direc­tor Com­pu­ta­tional Chem­istry, Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Mag­ali Math­ieu – Head of SB-​X2S, Sanofi
    • Ever­ard Pap – Head of Lead Gen­er­a­tion, Sanofi
    • Gis­bert Schnei­der – Pro­fes­sor, Insti­tute of Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Sci­ences, ETH Zurich
    • Rich Tay­lor – Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist CADD, UCB-​New Medicines

    Become a Speaker

    Our speaker pro­grammes are care­fully researched each year to ensure that del­e­gates are exposed to the high­est level of exper­tise. How­ever, del­e­gates not only ben­e­fit from the expe­ri­ence of our speak­ers, but also gain an insight into the expe­ri­ences of other atten­dees – Q&A ses­sions and panel dis­cus­sions are utilised to enable shar­ing of knowl­edge and facil­i­tate idea exchange.

    If you have a cut­ting edge case study or rel­e­vant pre­sen­ta­tion and would like to join the speaker panel at one of our events, please con­tact Char­lotte Tighe at c.​tighe@​oxfordglobal.​co.​uk

    Sub­mit a poster

    For atten­dees inter­ested in sub­mit­ting a poster, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties now avail­able. Your poster pre­sen­ta­tion will be located in the exhi­bi­tion room for two days along­side other posters from senior sci­en­tists work­ing in indus­try and academia.

    How to sub­mit your poster

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Prin­ci­pal author, Organisation
    • Mail­ing address, Email, Tele­phone, Fax
    • Addi­tional authors

    In order to secure your board a fee of £125 will be required. The poster should be pre­sented as A0 por­trait size.

    To take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity you need to be reg­is­tered as a paid del­e­gate over the 2 days. We have lim­ited spaces avail­able, so please reg­is­ter soon!

    Who Will Attend

    The 2nd Annual Dis­cov­ery Chem­istry and Drug Design Con­gress 2014 is an exclu­sive event designed for senior level atten­dees from lead­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and biotech­nol­ogy organ­i­sa­tions, along with highly esteemed mem­bers of aca­d­e­mic and gov­ern­ment institutions.

    Del­e­gates typ­i­cally include VPs, Direc­tors and Global Heads of:

    • Chem­istry technologies
    • Com­pu­ta­tional chemistry
    • Dis­cov­ery chemistry
    • Drug design
    • Drug dis­cov­ery
    • Flow chem­istry
    • Lead opti­mi­sa­tion
    • Med­i­c­i­nal chemistry
    • Nat­ural products
    • Struc­tural biology

    Del­e­gates will ben­e­fit from:

    • An exec­u­tive for­mat that facil­i­tates idea exchange and dis­cus­sion of rel­e­vant expe­ri­ences through case study pre­sen­ta­tions and panel discussions
    • Net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and knowl­edge share with highly-​esteemed peers
    • Pre-​scheduled one-​to-​one meet­ings with solu­tion providers offer­ing an oppor­tu­nity to forge part­ner­ships and dis­cover inno­v­a­tive solutions
    • Post event fol­low up pro­vid­ing all doc­u­men­ta­tion from the meet­ing and re-​booking discounts
    • Tailor-​made agenda – hand pick any con­fer­ence and panel ses­sions you wish to attend
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