Medicinal Chemistry and Protein Degradation Summit


16th-17th Nov 2020
Registration from 8am


London, United Kingdom

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5th Medicinal Chemistry & Protein Degradation Summit

Over 40 speakers will attend the 2020 meeting. The meeting has one track dedicated to advances in Protein Degradation. As well as protein degradation there is expanded coverage of the role of Artificial Intelligence in the Drug Discovery Process. DNA Encoded Libraries and Phenotypic Screening are also covered in some considerable detail.

“Good talks from major pharma companies about the different challenges they face and the solutions that they are applying”
“Great mix between solution provider, industrial delegates and academics”
“Networking opportunities and the excellent scientific level of the presentations”
“Very exciting program with prominent speakers”

Once again this hugely successful senior-level R&D event will be co-located with the 4thGlobal Pharma R&D AI, Data Science and Informatics Summit (PRADI 2020) which also explores machine learning and AI in Drug Discovery.

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Meet all the 2019 speakers


The 2020 agenda is currently in production. If you would like to be a part of the 2020 speaker faculty contact Georgina Cutler at [email protected]

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Tony Wood, Senior Vice President, Medicinal Science & Technology, GSK
  • Michael Plewe, Vice President of Chemistry, Cullgen
  • Werngard Czechtizky, Senior Director, Head Medicinal Chemistry, AstraZeneca
  • Darren Green, Director of Molecular Design and Senior Fellow, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Holger Schwarz, Head of Search & Evaluation Discovery Technologies, Merck Healthcare KGaA
  • Ian Storer, Director, AstraZeneca
  • Peter Ettmayer, Director New Therapeutic Discovery, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Eric Fischer, Assistant Professor of BCMP, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Nan Ji, Executive Director, Head of Chemistry, Kymera
  • Cesar De Leon, Postdoctoral Associate, Crews Lab, University of Yale
  • Kandaswamy Vijayan, CEO, Plexium
  • Alexander Hillisch, Vice President, Head of Computational Molecular Design, Bayer
  • Félix Calderón, Tres Cantos Open Lab Head, GSK
  • Andreas Bruschweiger, Independent Group Leader, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Lisa Marcaurelle, Director, Chemistry, GSK
  • Raj Chopra, Director, Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit, Head, Division of Cancer Therapeutics, The Institute of Cancer Research
  • Rolf Jautelat, Director Medicinal Chemistry, Bayer
  • Andrew MacConnell, CTO & Co-Founder, 1859 inc.
  • Stephanos Ioannidis, Vice President, Head of Chemistry, H3 Biomedicine
  • Jonathan Mason, Senior Research Fellow, Computational Chemistry, Sosei Heptares
  • Jesus Medina, Research Fellow, Arvinas
  • Emelyne Diers, Research Scientist, The University of Dundee
  • Keith James, SVP Drug Discovery, Insitro
  • Jérôme Hert, Head of Computer-Aided Drug Design, Roche
  • Willem Van Hoorn, Chief Decision Scientist, Exscientia
  • Ulrich Schopfer, Head Chemical Biology & Therapeutics Basel, Novartis
  • Paul Colbon, CEO, Liverpool Chirochem
  • Senior representative, Eurofins Discovery
  • Tom Coulter, Integrated Drug Discovery Director, Selvita

Key benefits

The 2019 program created a collaborative environment in which attendees could engage with the speakers, sponsors and other delegates in attendance. 

  • Discovering how leading pharma companies are incorporating Artificial Intelligence to Medicinal Chemistry
  • Learning how advances in the RNA field have opened up the possibility of directly targeting RNA with
    drug-like small molecules, offering potential advantages over oligonucleotides
  • Getting insights from Pharma, Academia and solution providers on the future of protein degradation
  • Exploring advances in PROTAC design
  • Learning  from case studies where new research and new technologies have advanced drug discovery
  • Many came to the  gala dinner for a convivial evening on the first day of the meeting 
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  • Pharma Journalist
  • PharmaVOICE
  • RxNet
  • SciDoc Publishers

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Tony Couch/Faizel Ismail
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

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