06 January 2020

Fragment events in 2020

Updated as of 24 May - we'll provide another update in early July.

June 2-4 CANCELLED: CHI is launching an inaugural Expanding Chemical Space program as part of their World Pharma Week in Boston, and it looks like there will be several talks on FBDD. Update: although this event has been canceled, some of the talks will be moved to Discovery on Target, which is also schedule to be held in Boston Sept 16-18. You can read impressions of last year's event here and 2018 here

June 15-17 Postponed to March 10-12, 2021:  Although not exclusively fragment-focused, the Eighth NovAliX Conference on Biophysics in Drug Discovery will have lots of relevant talks, and returns to Boston this year. You can read my impressions of the 2018 event here, the 2017 Strasbourg event here, and Teddy's impressions of the 2013 event herehere, and here.

April 13-17 August 24-28: CHI’s Fifteenth Annual Fragment-Based Drug Discovery, the longest-running fragment event, will be held in San Diego VIRTUALLY April 14-15 August 25-26. This is part of the larger Drug Discovery Chemistry meeting. You can read impressions of the 2019 meeting here, the 2018 meeting here, the 2017 meeting here, the 2016 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.

September 20-23 CANCELLED: FBLD 2020 will be held for the first time in the original Cambridge (UK). This will mark the eighth in an illustrious series of conferences organized by scientists for scientists. You can read impressions of FBLD 2018FBLD 2016FBLD 2014,  FBLD 2012FBLD 2010, and FBLD 2009. Please watch this space; the conference may be rescheduled next year.

December 17-18: What better way to close the year than in Hawaii? The second Pacifichem Symposium devoted to fragments will be held in Honolulu. Pacifichem conferences are held every 5 years and are designed to bring together scientists from Pacific Rim countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and the US. Here are my impressions of the 2015 event. Abstract submission is open but closes June 1.

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