02 January 2014

Fragment events in 2014 and 2015

Lots of great events coming up this year and next, so start making your travel plans soon!


February 18-19: Select Biosciences Discovery Chemistry Congress will be held in Barcelona, Spain, and includes a number of fragment-based presentations as well as a short course taught by Ben Davis on February 17.

April 24-25: CHI’s Ninth Annual Fragment-Based Drug Discovery will be held in San Diego. You can read impressions of last year's meeting here and here, the 2012 meeting here, the 2011 meeting here, and 2010 here. Also, Teddy and I will be teaching a short course on the topic over dinner on April 24.

May 21-22: Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fourteenth Annual Structure-Based Drug Design will be held in Boston, with several talks on FBLD. 

June 1-4: Newly added! Developments in Protein Interaction Analysis (DiPIA 2014) will be held in La Jolla, CA. This event is organized by GE Healthcare Life Sciences so it should be a great opportunity to learn about recent developments in fragment screening by SPR, ITC, and DSC.

July 19-22: Zing conferences is holding its first-ever Fragment Based Drug Discovery and Structure Based Drug Design in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In addition to the amazing location there are some great speakers, so definitely check this one out.

September 21-24: Finally, FBLD 2014 will be held in Basel, Switzerland. This marks the fifth in an illustrious series of conferences organized by scientists for scientists, the last of which was in San Francisco in 2012.  I believe this will also be the first major dedicated fragment conference in continental Europe. You can read impressions of FBLD 2010 and FBLD 2009.


June - TBA: NovAliX will hold its second conference on Biophysics in Drug Discovery in Strasbourg, France. Though not exclusively devoted to FBLD, there is lots of overlap; see here, here, and here for discussions of last year's event.

December 15-20: Finally, the first ever Pacifichem Symposium devoted to fragments will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 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. There is lots of activity in these countries, and since travel to mainland US and Europe is onerous this should be a great opportunity to meet many new folks - in Hawaii no less!

Know of anything else? Add it to the comments or let us know!

1 comment:

ClaudioD said...

there is also the noticeable "Fragments 2015 5th RSC-BMCS fragment based drug discovery meeting" in Cambridge, UK at the Churchill College in March 2015