The Society for Medicines Research (SMR) – Recent Trends and Technologies in Medicinal Chemistry towards Medicines of the Future

This one day symposium will highlight some of the new technologies and research trends at the forefront of drug discovery today through an expert speaker cohort of scientists from Pharma, biotech, academia, public sector and charitable institutions from across the UK.

The discovery and development of new medicines to treat many of society’s most complex and inadequately treated diseases remains a lengthy, high risk and high cost endeavour. Within the ever-changing landscape of modern drug discovery, medicinal chemistry as a discipline and the role of the medicinal chemist has evolved greatly, particularly in the last decade.

Drug discovery innovation now takes place in many settings. Advances have been made in academic centres, research institutes, charitable organisations and biotech incubators in addition to the more traditional big Pharma environments. Ways have been found to reduce structure-related attrition, find leads against new protein families and develop synthetic methods to keep pace with the evolving target landscape. These are exciting times for the medicinal chemistry community.

Concept Life Sciences are exhibiting at the 1 day event, look out for Sascha Hartmann, Business Development Executive for Europe, and Will Bromley, Business Development Manager who are attending. For more information visit the SMR website.