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‘Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention’ meeting

Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention

14–16 September 2016, Durham, UK

This symposium will bring together leading expertise in protein structure determination, biochemical characterization and chemical biology to explore the most recent advances in the understanding of protein function and inhibition in microbial pathogens – both bacteria and parasites.

An exciting line-up of speakers will present their recent work in the area. Some of the confirmed speakers are:

  • Chris Abell University of Cambridge, UK
  • Gerald Spaeth Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Ed Tate Imperial College London, UK
  • Maria Marco-Martin GSK Tres Contos, Spain

Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your work alongside leaders in the field and submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation today. Through generous sponsorship from the RSC Chemical Biology Interface Division and the BSP there are bursaries available for early career researchers to support their participation at this meeting.

The oral abstract deadline has just been extended until 15 July 2016, and poster abstracts are welcome until 5 August 2016. For more information and to register please visit the conference webpage.

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Poster Prize Winners at EuCheMS Conference

Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at the 6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands!

The winners are:

Sophie Laine (MedChemComm) – “Potential MRI Contrast Agent for Enzymatic Detection”

Neeladri Das (Chemical Science) – “Pyrazinc Based Tectons in the Self-Assembly of Finite Two­ Dimensional Supramolecular  Ensembles”

Nicole Kindermann (Dalton Transactions) – “A dicopper pyrazole/tacn system and its diOX) gcn chemistry”

Florian Schendzielorz (Dalton Transactions) – “A Well Characterized Osmium(IV)-Nitrido  Complex in a Square­ Planar  Coordination Geometry”

Charles Lochenie (Dalton Transactions) – “Synergetic effects between spin state change and fluorescent properties of Schiff base-like 3d metal complexes”

Amandine Conte-Daban (Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers) – “A new probe to determine the affini ty constant of Cu 2+ for A”

Yasin Kuzu (Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers) – “Planar ChiraJ 2-(N ,N-Dimethylaminomethyl)-1-(trimethyl­silyl)ferrocenyl Substitu ted Silanols,Silanolates and Siloxanes”

Maxim A Faraonov (Materials Horizons) – “Crystalline Salts with Radical Anions of Metal-containing and Metal­ free Pbthalocya nincs:Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Optical and Magnetic Properties”

The conference was held from 13th – 17th September in Beaune, France.  The conference aims to attract scientists with an interest in the field of metal-nitrogen ligand chemistry.  This year it also included these topics: the recent advances in the fields of coordination chemistry, metal-organic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and materials & catalysis.

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Wellcome Trust Frontier meeting: One Science – Life at the Interface

The Wellcome Trust is seeking 10 enthusiastic junior researchers currently undertaking interdisciplinary research, or who are wishing to pursue interdisciplinary collaborations, to attend their first Frontier meeting: One Science – Life at the Interface on 21-22 September 2015. Applications close on Friday 12th June 2015.

For full details, click on the image below

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Chemistry in Health – Towards new therapeutics to fight disease

Chemistry in Health 2015 – Towards new therapeutics to fight disease
26 May, Burlington House, London, UK

This free to attend symposium will focus on the development of new therapies to fight infectious diseases, in particular highlighting the important role of chemistry and biochemistry. Tackling antimicrobial resistance will require researchers from a range of disciplines to work together and this event will showcase leading research from a number of our recent Prize and Award winners.

Taking place during the same month that the World Health Organisation will present their draft global action plan on antimicrobial resistance at the World Health Assembly, this symposium presents a timely opportunity to highlight the role of science in mitigating antimicrobial resistance. We will also explore the development of new improved platforms for collaboration, such as Public Private Partnerships (PPP), which enable the research and development that is needed to better deliver the medicines of the future.

A poster session will be held over lunch. Poster abstract deadline: 29 April 2015.

For more information about the speaker line up and to register please visit the event page. Registration deadline: 8 May 2015.

This event is organised as part of our human health programme. You can find out more at http://rsc.li/global-challenges

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Meet the MedChemComm team – See where and when you can meet us in 2015

A selection of conferences the journal will be attending in 2015.

The MedChemComm team will be attending a number of conferences in 2015 and we would be delighted to meet you there.

We’re also the team behind MedChemComm’s sister journals OBC, Natural Product Reports, and Molecular BioSystems, so we’ll happily discuss your interdisciplinary research work. In fact, many of our authors choose to publish their research across all of these titles.

Spring

National symposium on Chemical Biology 18-19 February 2015, Mysore, India. Meet Deeksha Gupta.

Directing Biosynthesis IV 25 – 27th March 2015, Norwich, UK. Meet Marie Cote.

MedChemComm, 27-30 April 2015, Hyderabad, India. Meet Deeksha Gupta.

Grassmere Heterocyclic meeting 7th – 11th May, 2015, Grassmere, UK. Meet James Anson.

Summer

Royal Society of Chemistry Organic Chemistry Symposium Series 1st – 5th June 2015, Sendai, Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan. Meet Rich Kelly

American Peptide Symposium 20th – 25th June 2015, Orlando, Florida. Meet Rich Kelly.

ISMSC 28th June – 2nd July 2015, Strasbourg, France. Meet Marie Cote.

7th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, July 5 – 8th, Tokyo, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

ESOC 2015 12th – 16th July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Meet Marie Cote.

RSC Organic Synthesis 20th – 23rd July 2015, Cambridge, UK. Meet James Anson.

9th CCS National Organic Chemistry conference, 31st July to 3rd August 2015, Changchun, China. Meet Guanqun Song.

9th National Chemical Biology conference, August, Tianjin, China. Meet Guanqun Song.

250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition 16th – 20th August 2015, Boston, USA.

25th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Conference (August 23-28) in Santa Barbara, USA. Meet Jennifer Lee.

Autumn

18th RSC/SCI medicinal chemistry conference 13th – 16th September 2015, Cambridge, UK. Meet James Anson.

26th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, 24 – 26th September, Ehime, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

13th International Kyoto Conference on New Aspects of Organic Chemistry , 9th – 13th November, Kyoto, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

Tateshina Conference, 13th – 15th November, Tateshina, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

BMOS-16 15th – 19th November 2015, Buzios, Brazil. Meet Rich Kelly.

Winter

Pacifichem 15th – 20th December 2015, Hawaii, USA. Meet Marie Cote.

Let us know if you are planning on attending any of these meetings, as we would be happy to meet you there!

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8th BMCS PhD Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

On 12th Decemeber the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry  held its eighth postgraduate symposium for PhD students and postdoctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas. The day consisted of 11 oral presentations (8 student and 3 keynote) and poster session.

This year’s symposium was a great success with around 150 participants attending, with an excellent scientific standard all around.

The BMCS judges  awarded two prizes on the day; one for the best oral presentation and one for the best poster, with the winners recieving £300 and £150 respectively as well as each getting a year’s subscription to MedChemComm.

Congratulations go to:

Oral presentation winner:  Charlotte Sutherell, University of Cambridge for her talk “Bromodomain Inhibitor Development and Testing to Evaluate the Therapeutic Potential of SMARCA4 in SWI/SNF Mutant Cancers”

Poster winner: Niall Igoe, University College London for his poster on “Epigenetic Drug Discovery: Small Molecule Inhibitors of Class IV Bromodomains”

Oral presentation winner Charlotte Sutherell being presented with her award Poster prize winner Niall Igoie being presented with his award
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Medicinal Chemistry Residential School comes to Asia

With a 40 year history in the UK, the Royal Society of Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry Residential School has trained some of the world’s leading medicinal chemists working in the pharmaceutical industry. Now, for the first time, this highly successful course will be coming to Asia – from 20-23 November, Shangai, China.

Do you want to develop your medicinal chemistry skills?

This 3-day course strengthens excellence in medicinal chemistry by highlighting best practice and facilitating understanding of the factors governing modern drug discovery.

What you will learn

The course covers all aspects of drug discovery. A full list of themes is on our website. These topics will be explored through a varied programme of lectures, case histories, and hands-on tutorial sessions.

Who you will learn from

This is a truly unique opportunity for discussions and networking with peers and internationally recognised leaders in the field. See our list of prestigious speakers.

Registration is now open. There are limited spaces available on the course so make sure you register as soon as possible.

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RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2014

RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2014, headline sponsored by F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.

The poster symposium, for final year organic chemistry PhD students, will take place at The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London on Monday 01 December 2014.

The symposium offers final year PhD students a chance to showcase their research to their peers, leading academics and industrial chemists, and is open to all branches of organic chemistry. The symposium has a tradition of being the most competitive and highly regarded organic chemistry symposium for PhD students in the UK and ROI and we would like to thank F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. for their generous support of the event.

There will be a first prize of £500, two runner-up prizes of £250, and a “selected by Industry Prize”. Industrial delegates will make this selection by considering the research’s potential for application in an industrial context; the winner will also receive a prize of £500.

Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 01 October 2014.
For more information and to submit your abstract go to http://rsc.li/organic-poster

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Kinase 2014

A very successful Kinase 2014 was held on 19-20 May 2014 with some great talks and interesting perspectives being presented on the future of kinase inhibitor research.

Kinase 2014 Chinese Pharmaceutical Association delegation

Kinase 2014 CPA delegation

Eight VIP Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA) delegates attended the Kinase 2014 held at the Babraham Research Institute in Cambridge. Three of the CPA delegates presented their research at the meeting which also included a lecture from Nathanael S Gray (Harvard), recent guest editor for Med Chem Comm themed issue “Chemical Biology for Target Identification and Validation”.

Along with the talks a series of posters were also presented. Two of these recieved Poster Prizes sponsored by the Chemistry Biology Interface Division (CBID) and MedChemComm.

Jeff Kropf (Gilead Sciences) won the MedChemComm prize for his research on the discovery of GS-9973, a selective and orally efficacious inhibitor of spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk).

Charlotte Griffiths-Jones (Astex Pharmaceuticals) won the CBID prize for her poster on fragment based drug discovery of selective inhibitors of fibroblast growth facter receptor (FGFR).

MedChemComm poster prize at Kinase 2014

Jeff Kropf being presented with his poster prize

Charlotte Griffiths-Jones being presented with her CBID prize at Kinase 2014

Charlotte Griffiths-Jones being presented with her CBID prize

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Overcoming the Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery and Development

Overcoming the Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery and Development
20-21 March 2014
DSIN-Ranbaxy, Gurgaon, India
http://rsc.li/rsc-dsin

  • Poster abstract deadline – Coming soon, Saturday 15 February 2014!
  • Registration deadline - 01 March 20014

Our next medicinal chemistry conference titled Overcoming the Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery and Development will be held in Gurgaon, India from 20-21 March 2014. This conference is co-organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited (DSIN) and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (RLL). Join  academics and industrialists from across the globe for this innovative event which will explore the current obstacles in modern drug discovery and showcase the scientific advances being used to overcome these challenges. Find out more about the speakers and programme.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to submit a poster to present your work at the conference. Abstracts are invited within any of the following themes:
• Biological target identification
• Chemical hit identification
• Pharmaceutical research
• Chemical hit-to-lead optimization
Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and a select number of poster presenters will be invited to present their research during the short oral poster session (5 minutes per presentation) which will be held on the 21 March 2014.

To register and for further information, please visit the conference webpage.

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