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August 30, 2012
ChemMedChem at ISMC 2012 (September 2–6, 2012, Berlin)
The XXII International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (ISMC) starts this Sunday, and as in previous years, the organizing committees have once again assembled an impressive lineup of speakers. Among them will be award recipients being recognized for their outstanding contributions in medicinal chemistry research. The Prous Institute–Overton & Meyer Award for New Technologies in Drug Discovery is being given to ChemMedChem Editorial Board member Dr. Harren Jhoti (Astex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, UK) in recognition for his pioneering work in fragment-based lead discovery. ChemMedChem International Advisory Board member Prof. Stephen Hanessian (University of Montreal, Canada) will deliver the IUPAC Richter Prize Lecture on the design and synthesis of drug prototypes inspired by natural products.
Prof. Alexander Levitzki (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), recipient of the Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry, will give a talk on targeting the immune system as a new way to treat metastatic tumors. Prof. Krzysztof Jozwiak (Medical University of Lublin, Poland) will discuss new approaches toward stimulation of the B2 adrenergic receptor using fenoterol derivatives in the UCB–Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry Lecture. Finally, two young medicinal chemists—one in industry, one in academia—are being recognized for their scientific creativity through the EFMC Prizes for Young Medicinal Chemists: Sharan Bagal (Pfizer Neusentis, Cambridge, UK) and Stuart J. Conway (University of Oxford, UK).
The symposium promises to be five days of engaging talks and fruitful networking. Natalia Ortúzar and Scott Williams from the ChemMedChem Editorial Office will be attending along with other Wiley colleagues, so please visit the Wiley booth in the exhibition area. As usual, a wide range of books and journals will be available. For more information on the symposium, please visit: www.ismc2012.org.