|Event Name||SCS 2016 12th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
|Cost||CHF 900.— plus 8% VAT - CHF 3'100.— plus 8% VAT
|Description||This five-day Medicinal Chemistry School that is organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society will focus on most modern aspects associated with small molecule drug discovery, highlighting the methodologies and technologies supporting hit generation, lead finding and lead optimization campaigns.
In the beautiful and scenic village of Leysin, close to Lake Geneva, more than 100 young scientists are expected to meet with app. 35 international renowned expert speakers and instructors. As in previous years, the teaching content will be targeted at young scientists working in the area of medicinal chemistry, but also from flanking disciplines such as biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, or biophysics from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Given the broad spectrum and the timeliness of scientific topics discussed, the course also provides a valuable opportunity for advanced medicinal chemists to get acquainted with most recent developments in e.g. the medicinal chemistry of novel target families, novel compound classes, and most modern optimization paradigms. In addition, a number of PhD students and postdocs will be able to attend to receive a broad overview on scientific disciplines involved in modern drug discovery. The upcoming event will thematically be structured along key topics of strategic relevance for medicinal chemistry that will be presented by opinion leaders in the field. The teaching content will further be intensified by hands-on tutorials in which the theoretical learning’s can immediately be applied to real life problems of pre-clinical drug discovery.
The objective of the course is to give
• synthetic chemists,
• biochemists and
a broad and balanced introduction to the background, concepts and tools of most modern medicinal chemistry, a science at the interface of synthetic chemistry, physicochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, drug metabolism and disposition, molecular modeling and informatics. In addition, the symposium is a valuable opportunity even for advanced practitioners in the field of medicinal chemistry to refresh and update their knowledge base on most recent developments in e.g. emerging target families, compound classes, or optimization paradigms.
Modern preclinical drug research is thus the focus of the course, which combines a dense lecture program, hands-on tutorials and case studies presented by experts from university and industry. Active participation is encouraged.