02 December 2010

Fragment-based conferences in 2011

As 2010 winds to a close, it’s time to start planning for 2011. As in previous years, fragment events seem to cluster in the first half of the year, so start planning now!

February 21-22: SMi’s 10th Annual Advances & Progress in Drug Design Conference will be held in London, and has a number of fragment-based talks. There is also a separate half-day post-conference workshop on the topic on February 23.

February 23-25: CHI’s Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference will again be held in my beautiful city of San Francisco, with a program on medicinal chemistry that includes a fragment section. Notes on this past year’s meeting can be found here.

March 7-8: Fragments 2011, the Third RSC-BMCS Fragment-based Drug Discovery meeting, will be held in Stevenage, UK. This is a biennial event; the last was in Alderley Park in 2009 (you can read about it here and here). Registration is now open, as is a call for posters through January 31.

April 12-13: Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth Annual Fragment-Based Drug Discovery will be held in San Diego, with at least one pre-conference short course on the topic on April 11. You can read impressions of this past year’s meeting here.

Know of anything else? Organizing a fragment event? Let us know and we’ll get the word out.

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