Medicinal chemistry

The 2012 Medicinal Chemistry Gordon Conference will feature talks on cutting edge drug discovery programs and new technologies which continue to advance the field. Mark Murcko of Vertex Pharmaceuticals is putting together the 2012 scientific program; the 2011 program will provide examples of topics typically covered. We strongly encourage attendees to submit poster presentations as, historically, the poster sessions have been key to stimulating thoughtful discussion and interaction among the conferees. This year, the poster sessions will be organized by Simon Haydar. In addition to the general scientific sessions the conference will culminate with a Special Topics Session organized by J.C. Harmange. This session is comprised of late-breaking results on important clinical candidates across therapeutic areas. Finally, the conference will wrap up on Thursday evening with the Keynote address organized by the Chair.

The 2012 Medicinal Chemistry GRC will continue a tradition of outstanding science presented in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety of social activities. Vice-Chair Elect Dave Rotella of Montclair State University will organize social events for the week, including a hike of Mt. Kearsarge, softball, soccer, kayaking and the Vice-Chair Elect Golf Tournament. Please contact Dave with any questions regarding these activities.

As we look forward to another outstanding conference in 2012, on behalf of myself, the Vice Chair and the Vice-Chair elect, we welcome your application and particularly encourage the application from those of diverse scientific backgrounds.

+ show speakers and program
Rule-Breaker Molecules
(Carl Decicco / Nick Terrett / Julio Camarero / Percy Carter)
Covalent Drugs
(Mark Noe / Juswinder Singh / Wei Chen / Jack Taunton / Amy Dounay)
Recent Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease
(Andrew Stamford / Julien Papillon / Sven Ruf / Scott Priestly)
Metabolic Targets in Cancer
(Janeta Popovici-Muller / Matthew Vander Heiden / Jeff Saunders / Cindy Parrish / Richard Ward)
Challenges and Successes in Diabetes Discovery
(Scott Edmondson / David Moller / Philip Hipskind / William Hagmann)
(Silvana Leit / Manfred Jung / Brian Albrecht / John Tatlock / Chun-Wa Chung)
Allosteric Drugs
(Peter Bernstein / Scott Kudak / Chantal Alcouffe / Jeff Conn)
Late-Breaking Presentations
(J.C. Harmange / Gabriel Martinez / Kim Cameron / Percy Carter / Tesfaye Biftu)
Keynote Presentation
(Amy Ripka / John Martin)


5 Aug - 10 Aug 2012
New London
United States of America
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