17- 21 June 2013, Loughborough University, UKIntroduction
This school will take place at the Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University. This course is highly valued by the medicinal chemistry community, and has trained some of the world's leading medicinal chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. Its purpose is to aid the transition from synthetic chemistry to medicinal chemistry.
Who should attend?
The course is directed primarily at graduate and post doctoral chemists with 1-5 years experience in the field of drug research. Final year PhD students in pharmacy and organic chemistry contemplating a career in medicinal chemistry will find the course of use, and a number of bursaries are available for full-time students in membership of the RSC.
The objectives of the course are to highlight the current understanding of the factors governing modern drug discovery. Although the course will focus on general principles rather than specific diseases, there will be accounts of case histories of drug discovery illustrating modern methodology.
Teaching will be by a series of lectures from experts in the field together with tutorials covering the main themes of the course. These give participants the opportunity to put their learning into practice. Throughout the week course tutors will be available for informal discussion. The programme also includes an evening lecture from a distinguished speaker. There will be a broad range of academic and industrial medicinal chemists attending in an environment suited to networking.
The course will include the following topics:
- Computational Chemistry
- Biological Mechanisms
- Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
- Screening of New Compounds
- Molecular Biology in Medicinal Chemistry
- Exploiting a Chemical Lead
- Combinatorial Chemistry and Molecular Diversity
- Case Histories of Drug Discovery
- Toxicology in Drug Discovery
- Pharmaceutical Considerations in Drug Development
- Structure-guided Drug Design
- Physical Properties and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships
- Hints and Tips in Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Andy Davis (course leader) AstraZeneca
Dr Anne Horan (course secretary) Royal Society of Chemistry
A full list of course tutors can be seen on the Teaching Staff page.
More information about the course available on the webpage : http://www.rsc.org/conferencesandevents/rscconferences/medchem-training/index.asp?utm_content=EFMC&utm_source=non-rsc-website&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mkt-jrp-2013medsch