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Half-day symposium on

«Macrocycles in Drug- and Agrochemical Discovery»

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 13:30 - 17:45

Big Lecture Hall, Department of Chemistry
University of Basel, St. Johanns-Ring 19 

This year's annual symposium organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society is dedicated to the topic of Macrocycles in Drug- and Agrochemical Discovery.

This free event is gathering five globally renowed international experts in the field that will showcase the importance of this topic in drug discovery.


13.30h Introduction
13.35h Adrian Whitty, Boston University, 
How proteins bind macrocycles
14.20h  Jeremy Duvall, Ensemble Therapeutics Corp.
Discovery and development of highly selective and orally bioavailable macrocyclic IDO-1 inhibitors
15.05h  Coffee Break
15.30h  Alexander Dömling, University of Groningen
Synthetic macrocycles for protein protein interactions using multi-component reactions chemistry
16.15h  Andrei Yudin, University of Toronto and Encycle 
Macrocyclization strategies based on amphoteric molecules
17.00  Steve Smith, Syngenta
Macrocycles as inspiration for Agrochemical Discovery



Dr. Yves P Auberson
President, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Swiss Chemical Society
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
WKL-136.6.82, Klybeckstrasse 141
4002 Basel, Switzerland


No registration – free admission


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