This five-day Medicinal Chemistry School that is organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society will focus on most modern aspects associated with small molecule drug discovery, highlighting the methodologies and technologies supporting hit generation, lead finding and lead optimization campaigns.
In the beautiful and scenic village of Leysin, close to Lake Geneva, more than 100 young scientists are expected to meet with app. 35 international renowned expert speakers and instructors.
As in previous years, the teaching content will be targeted at young scientists working in the area of medicinal chemistry, but also from flanking disciplines such as biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, or biophysics from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Given the broad spectrum and the timeliness of scientific topics discussed, the course also provides a valuable opportunity for advanced medicinal chemists to get acquainted with most recent developments in e.g. the medicinal chemistry of novel target families, novel compound classes, and most modern optimization paradigms. In addition, a number of PhD students and postdocs will be able to attend to receive a broad overview on scientific disciplines involved in modern drug discovery.
The upcoming event will thematically be structured along key topics of strategic relevance for medicinal chemistry that will be presented by opinion leaders in the field. The teaching content will further be intensified by hands-on tutorials in which the theoretical learning’s can immediately be applied to real life problems of pre-clinical drug discovery.
- Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) (Switzerland)
The summer school especially focuses on students and professionals who have a clear interest in learning the basics as well as latest developments in Pharmacoinformatics. The program provides an overview on main approaches and techniques used in computational drug design, ranging from protein modeling, docking, pharmacophore based screening, up to machine learning, data science, and workflows. During the afternoon sessions the participants will have the opportunity to obtain hands-on training via computational exercises.
- in silico Toxicology
- Molecular Dynamics Simulations
- Ligand- and Target-based Design
- Pharmacophore Modeling
- Open Data, Open Tools, Open Knowledge
- Case Studies from Industry
Registration is open primarily for students and early professionals from international universities with a focus on Computional Drug Design. There are two options for registration:
- only lectures,
- full participation.
For the second option, we follow a bring your laptop strategy to allow hands on session without being limited to computer room capacities. Applicants are enrolled on a first-come, first-get basis.
- 500€ for full participation
- 270€ for students, with a discount of € 50 for EFMC members (both categories)
Students who submit an abstract, present a poster or a short talk, and provide a short assay how the summer school contributed to their thesis will receive 4 ECTS credits.