The first third of 2022 has already been graced with two major fragment conferences. Two more have recently been added, and 2023 is starting to take shape.
May 9-11: While not exclusively fragment-focused, the Eighth NovAliX Conference on Biophysics in Drug Discovery will have several relevant talks, and for the first time will use a hybrid model, both online and in Munich. You can read my impressions of the 2018 Boston event here, the 2017 Strasbourg event here, and Teddy's impressions of the 2013 event here, here, and here.
May 24-25: BioSolveIT is holding a DrugSpace Symposium, with a heavy emphasis on fragments. It's both virtual and free, with an impressive lineup of speakers.
September 28-30: FBDD Down Under 2022 will take place in beautiful Melbourne. If you've been longing to travel, Australia has recently opened its borders. This is the fourth major FBDD event in the country, and given the success of the first and third, it should be excellent.
October 17-20: CHI’s Twentieth Annual Discovery on Target will be held both virtually and in Boston, as it was last year. As the name implies this event is more target-focused than chemistry-focused, but there are always plenty of FBDD-related talks. You can read my impressions of the 2020 virtual event here, the 2019 event here, and the 2018 event here.
April 10-13: CHI’s Eighteenth Annual Fragment-Based Drug Discovery, the longest-running fragment event, has already been scheduled for 2023 in San Diego. This is part of the larger Drug Discovery Chemistry meeting. You can read impressions of the 2022 event here, the 2021 virtual meeting here, the 2020 virtual meeting here, the 2019 meeting here, the 2018 meeting here, the 2017 meeting here, the 2016 meeting here; the 2015 meeting here, here, 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: FBLD 2020 was sadly canceled due to COVID-19, but FBLD 2023 is scheduled to be held in Boston (exact dates TBD). This will mark the eighth in an illustrious series of conferences organized by scientists for scientists. You can read impressions of FBLD 2018, FBLD 2016, FBLD 2014, FBLD 2012, FBLD 2010, and FBLD 2009.
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