Project Details Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry - Short Course to postgraduate students of the summer school at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Project No.:
2014-022-1-700
Start Date:
01 September 2014
End Date:
16 October 2015
Division Name:
Chemistry and Human Health Division
Division No.:
700

Objective

The Subcommittee on Drug Discovery and Development of the IUPAC Chemistry and Human Health Division (Div VII) will participate at the XXI Summer School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a short course entitled ‘Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry’for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from Brazil and other countries of South America. A successful short course has been already organized in 2005 (see Chemistry International (2005), 27, No. 3)

Description

The members of the Subcommittee on Drug Discovery and Development of the IUPAC Chemistry and Human Health Division (Div VII) will teach a short course (a total of 12 hours) entitled ‘Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry’ within the framework of the XXI Summer School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro between January 26-30, 2015.

The short course is special because most of the lecturers are also inventors of drugs, so they provide real insight into the process of new drug discovery. The list of the lecturers and their lecture titles are summarized as follows:

  1. Janos Fischer (Richter Plc, Budapest, Hungary)
    Serendipitious Target-based Dug Siscoveries
  2. Magid Abou-Gharbia (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)
    Medicinal Chemistry Approaches for the Discovery of Innovative Therapeutics
  3. Patrick Woster (Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA)
    Design of Epigenetic Modulators as Potential Therapeutic Agents
  4. Peter Bernstein (PhaRmaB LLC, Rose Valley, USA)
    The Evolving Role of Chemical Technology in Drug Discovery
  5. Helmut Buschmann (PharmaComsulting, Aachen, Germany)
    Pain Research Today: from Morphine to Tapentadol
  6. Joerg Senn-Bilfinger (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
    The Role of Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases
  7. Janos Fischer (Richter Plc, Budapest, Hungary)
    Optimizing Drug Therapy by Analogues
  8. Jan Heeres (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
    The Discovery of Rilpivirine
  9. A. Ganesan (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)
    Physicochemical Properties in Dug Design
  10. Wendy Young (Genentech, San Francisco, USA)
    Discovery of Kinase Inhibitors
  11. Peter Bernstein (PhaRmaB LLC, Rose Valley, USA)
    Where Next in Anti-Inflammatory Drug Discovery?
  12. Tom Perun (IUPAC, Division VII)
    The Role of IUPAC in Human Health
  13. Klaus Wanner (LMU, University of Munich, Germany)
    MS Binding Assays and Their Application
  14. A. Ganesan(University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)
    Case Histories in Drug Discovery

Progress

The group during the Rio Summer School in Medicinal Chemistry (January 24-30, 2015); from left: A. Ganesan, Jan Heeres, Klaus Wanner, Joerg Senn-Bilfinger, Patrick Woster, Lidia M. Lima, Peter Bernstein, Eliezer J. Barreiro, Janos Fischer, Helmut Buschmann, Wendy Young, Tom Perun, and Carlos A.M. Fraga.

Project complete

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