02 January 2017

Fragment events in 2017

What better way to start the year than with a list of upcoming conferences? Here's what we know about so far.

March 5-7: The UK may have voted to leave the EU, but that's not stopping the Royal Society of Chemistry from holding Fragments 2017 in Vienna, Austria. This is the sixth in an illustrious conference series that alternates years with the FBLD meetings. You can read impressions of Fragments 2013 and Fragments 2009. Registration is already open!

April 25-26: CHI’s Twelth Annual Fragment-Based Drug Discovery, the longest-running fragment event, will be held in San Diego at a brand new venue. You can read impressions of last year's meeting here; the 2015 meeting herehere, and here; the 2014 meeting here and here; the 2013 meeting here and here; the 2012 meeting here; the 2011 meeting here; and 2010 here. Also as part of this event, Ben Davis and I will be teaching a short course on FBDD over dinner on April 25. Early registration is open until January 27.

June 6-9: Although not exclusively fragment-focused, the fourth NovAliX Conference on Biophysics in Drug Discovery will have lots of relevant talks, and is a good excuse to get to Strasbourg, France. You can read Teddy's impressions of the 2013 event herehere, and here. Registration is open now.

July 23-28: Finally, Australia is coming into its own as a destination for fragment experts, many of whom will be participating in a symposium (on July 27) that is part of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Centenary Congress in Melbourne. The entire event should be huge - think ACS with wombats - so if you've been looking for yet another reason to travel Down Under, this is it. Early registration is open through April 23.

It looks like the year is largely front-loaded thus far - know of anything else? Add it to the comments or let us know!


Anonymous said...

A 2017 Fall 'Fragment' related meeting:

'Lead Generation Strategies'(tagline: Biophysical Techniques applied to Drug Discovery).
Sept. 26-27, 2017 (Tue-Wed noon) in Boston

-Anjani Shah, Ph.D.
Conference Director for Cambridge Healthtech Institute
(and producer of FBDD meeting mentioned above in Dan's list -- part of Drug Discovery Chemistry in April/San Diego)

Alison Woolford said...

Looking forward to 2018.
Jan 28-Feb 1: The 1st Alpine Winter Conference on Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. This will be a diverse conference featuring multiple topics:
Challenges and Opportunities in Fragment Based Drug Discovery,
Addressing Preclinical Toxicity – Approaches and Lessons Learned,
Advances in Lead Generation,
Advances in Synthetic Method,
Alternative Modalities,
Chemical Biology in Drug and Target Discovery,
Late Stage Functionalization.

1st Alpine Winter Conference on Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry

frankmoffatt said...

The 4th NovAliX Biophysics conference is underway in Strasbourg France.

If you missed it do not despair. Especially if you are in the US & the budget won't stretch to inter continental travel. The 2018 conference will be in Boston.

The fragment emphasis changes from year to year but the spectrum of biophysical enabling technology is always the primary focus.

A brief video over-view is given by the Jean-Paul Renaud, whose brainchild the conference is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2ZiIPGvu90