Postgraduate Symposium XI

biological and medicinal chemistry symposium for postgraduates

 

Friday, 8th December 2017

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Registration is open

 

Downloads and Links

Symposium announcement

Online registration form

 

Travel information

RSC webpage

 

Synopsis

The RSC-BMCS (Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector) will host its eleventh postgraduate symposium for PhD students and post-doctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas.  Researchers working in these areas are invited to participate.

 

Programme

Registration will open at 9 am, and talks will start at 10 am.


The day will consist of 11 oral presentations (8 students, 3 keynotes) plus a flash poster section.  Each 20-minute student talk will be followed by 10 minutes for questions.  Throughout the day, there will be keynote talks from industrial and academic chemists.  A buffet lunch will be provided to accompany the poster session.

 

Confirmed guest speakers are:

    Sarah Major, Evotec

    Youcef Mehellou, Cardiff University

    William McCoull, AstraZeneca

 

09.00

Registration and refreshments

09.50

Welcome, opening remarks and housekeeping announcement

 

 

First session - Chairman: John Skidmore, University of Cambridge

10.00

Development of dual IGF1R/INSR inhibitors for oncology - a case study
Sarah Major, Evotec

10.30

Computer-aided design and validation of multi-target ligands against key proteins in neurodegenerative diseases
Leen Kalash, Cambridge University of Cambridge

11.00

Using structure-based drug design to combat antimicrobial resistance and exploit new antimicrobial targets
Ricky Cain, University of Warwick

11.30

Student flash presentations (prior to lunchtime poster competition)
22 presentations each of two minutes - the listing may be found here

12.15

Lunch and poster session

 

 

Second session - Chairman: to be confirmed

13.30

Mining kinase signaling pathways for drug discovery opportunities
Youcef Mehellou, Cardiff University

14.00

The design and synthesis of bromodomain photoaffinity probes
David Fallon, University of Strathclyde

14.30

A droplet microfluidics platform for generating and screening cyclic peptide libraries of over a hundred million members
Catrin Sohrabi, University of Southampton

15.00

Design and development of novel acetogenin-inspired trypanosomatid inhibitors
Marija Zacharova, University of St Andrews

15.30

Refreshments

 

 

Third session - Chairman: Dave Alker, David Alker Associates

16.00

Structure based design of high affinity macrocyclic inhibitors of B-cell lymphoma 6 (BCL6)
William McCoull, AstraZeneca

16.30

Aromatic ynamines: a new bio-orthogonal group for step-efficient sequential bio-conjugation
Marine Hatit, University of Strathclyde

17.00

Towards selective FGFR kinase inhibitors: a de novo design approach
Lewis Turner, University of Leeds
17.30Cyclic peptide inhibition of epigenetic reader domains
Oliver Coleman, University of Oxford

18.00

Closing remarks

18.10

Wine mixer

18.30

Presentation of prizes

20.00

Close

 

Abstracts

Those who were interested in presenting relevant PhD or post-doctoral work were asked to submit a half-page abstract by Friday, 15th September in addition to registering. Those selected by the BMCS committee to give oral presentations were notified before 3rd November.

 

Travel expenses will be reimbursed to speakers.
 

Registration

This event is FREE, but all attendees were required to register as soon as possible and no later than by Friday, 1st December.  

 

Online registration is available here.

 

Venue

Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW

Directions to the venue may be found here.

 

Prizes

The BMCS judges will award prizes to some participants. There will be prizes of 300 for the best oral presentation and of 150 for the best poster. These will be celebrated at the end of the day.

 

Sponsors and Supporters

We are grateful to our confirmed supporters:

Sponsors are sought to support this event.

 

Organising Committee

Dave Alker, Chemistry Recruitment Consultant
Anthony Coyne, University of Cambridge

Ashley Jarvis, Domainex
John Skidmore, University of Cambridge
Gordon Saxty, Fidelta
 

Event Contact

For sponsorship and other enquires, please contact Dave Alker.

 

Registration is open