Invitation from Roderick E. Hubbard at Vernalis Research Chairing SMi�s Drug Discovery Conference

SMi reports: Conference Chairman Roderick E. Hubbard from Vernalis personally invites you The 3rd Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry Conference, which is proudly sponsored by Selvita.

London, United Kingdom, January 19, 2019 --( The two-day conference is returning to London, UK this year on the 18th and 19th March and aims to look beyond to the next generation of enabling tools and technologies enabling a more rational, fast and successful drug discovery.

Roderick E. Hubbard; Professor, University of York and Senior Fellow, Vernalis Research. Vernalis Research is based in Cambridge in the UK that focuses on developing and applying fragment and structure-based methods to solve problems in drug discovery.

Professor Hubbard has been an academic at York for over 35 years working with methods for analysis and exploitation of protein structure. Since 2001 he has split his time between Vernalis and York (fragment methods for chemical biology and industrial biotechnology). In addition, he works with UK Research Councils and consults with pharmaceutical and technology companies around the world.

On his personal invitation he mentions:
�The drug discovery field continues to undergo rapid change in response to the increased pressures of developing new therapies, reducing costs and avoiding late stage drug failure. As an industry, we continue to look for innovative methods to provide access to new target classes and to speed up and improve the drug discovery process. Although these new methods always sound compelling, it always takes some time and experience to realise their potential.

This Drug Discovery Chemistry Conference will feature presentations from scientists with expertise in many of the emerging methods and disciplines:
� Opportunities and applications for AI across the drug discovery process
� Hit ID �encoded libraries, fragments, PROTACs, macrocycles, antibodies
� Optimising the process and enabling drug discovery for challenging targets

Plus you can also attend the post-conference workshop (20th March 2019) on Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery, which is led by Dr Nick Camp, Drug Discovery Consultant at Nick Camp Consulting Ltd.

You can visit the website and download the brochure from the website at:

Should you wish to join us the conference and/or workshop, you can register your place at and save �100 expires this month.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Alia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email [email protected].

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 or [email protected]

Drug Discovery Chemistry
Conference: 18th & 19th March 2019
Half-day post-conference workshop: 20th March 2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

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