MedChem 2019

Peptide Drug Discovery: a Niche Area?

Annual One-Day Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of KVCV & SRC

 Brussels, Belgium    November 22, 2019

The Medicinal Chemistry Divisions of the two Belgian Chemical Societies, the Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging (KVCV) and the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), are organising every year an international one-day symposium with the aim to update participants on selected areas of pharmaceutical research by specialists in their respective field. 

MedChem 2019 will be held on Friday November 22, 2019, in Brussels. The programme of the day will include six invited lectures and three oral communications selected from submitted abstracts.

This year, the symposium will delve into the developments in the therapeutic use of peptides.

As an intermediate class of compounds sitting in the soft spot between small molecules and biologics, peptide drugs have now firmly grasped the attention of the pharmaceutical industry over the past decades. The number of peptides in clinical trials keeps on increasing, indicating that we are now well beyond the revival or renaissance of peptide drug discovery. As they are represented in many key therapeutic areas, we can confidently predict that more peptides will reach the market soon. It is time to discuss their multifaceted therapeutic potential.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Linkers for Peptide Conjugation
    Prof. Fernando ALBERICIO
    UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL, Durban, South Africa

  • Synthetic Immune System Engagers – a Peptide-based Approach to Immune-oncology
    Prof. Christian F.W. BECKER
    UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, Wien, Austria

  • Macrocyclization as an Enabling Tool Toward Novel Peptide Drug Candidates
    Prof. Eric MARSAULT
    UNIVERSITY OF SHERBROOKE, Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada

  • Targeting Receptor Complexes: A New Dimension in Drug Discovery
    Prof. Kristian STROMGAARD
    UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Gate2Brain, Opening the Gate to CNS Therapies
    Dr Meritxell TEIXIDO
    INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE, Barcelona, Spain