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Future Events > Key aspects of modern drug discovery

Key aspects of modern drug discovery

29—30 October 2018

Charles Darwin House, London

A Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry Training Event


Earlybird registration deadline: 28 September 2018 - This event has now SOLD OUT - if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email


This training event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the pre-clinical drug discovery process. Designed and delivered by experts from industry and academia, the event is suitable for recent graduates, PhD students and early career scientists interested in working in the pre-clinical drug discovery industry.


The course will focus on small molecule target identification and validation, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation, as well as on pre-clinical drug development and toxicology. ‘Key aspects of modern drug discovery’ will comprise lectures, case studies, group discussions and a drinks reception to encourage networking and collaboration among delegates and speakers.


Speakers include:


-               Rick Davies, AstraZeneca

-               Jacqui Piner, GSK

-               John Unitt, Sygnature Discovery

-               Heather Wallace, University of Aberdeen

-               Rupert Satchell, Sygnature Discovery

-               Andy Davis, AstraZeneca

-               John Ladbury, University of Leeds


The event is developed in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry, and it is supported by the Royal Society of Biology and the British Pharmacological Society.


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