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In silico and in vitro methods in modern drug discovery

The latest in our series of focused meetings will address in silico and in vitro methods in modern drug discovery.

24–25 Apr 2017

Abstracts deadline: 24 Mar 2017

Registration deadline: 13 Apr 2017

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  • Overview
  • Programme
  • Registration
  • Abstracts & Bursaries
  • Venue & Travel
  • Exhibition & Sponsorship
The rate of entry of new drugs into the clinic has slowed alarmingly and new, more efficient discovery strategies are needed. Exciting opportunities can be realised by improving the use of in silico and in vitro techniques. This focused meeting has been organised by the British Pharmacological Society to bring together academic and industrial scientists and students aspiring to work in drug discovery to discuss novel approaches to developing new medicines.

Aims and objectives:

  • How can in silico modelling be used to enhance medicinal chemistry?
  • Discuss novel in silico/in vitro techniques that are being developed and how these can help to accurately predict human toxicology as well as human dosage prior to clinical trials
  • Can these new methods help to reduce drug attrition during clinical trials, and speed up the route to registration?
  • How do we do good academic drug discovery?
  • How do we minimise animal usage, will this help with more accurate predictions of human efficacy?

We would like to thank our partners for supporting this meeting:

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to attend the meeting please contact the BPS Office at or +44 (0)20 7239 0176.

Registration fees


Abstract submission

The abstract submission deadline has now passed.

Abstract Guidelines for Authors
Abstract Sample
Instructions for Completing the Online Abstract Form
Poster preperation guidelines



The deadline for applications is now closed.

Bursaries are available to eligible members who are attending and presenting their work at the meeting. Eligible members are generally expected to have been a member of the Society for at least one year and must have submitted an abstract and be presenting in the poster and/or oral sessions at the meeting.

The maximum amount for individual bursaries and will usually be restricted to up to 75% of the aggregate cost of accommodation and travel for students and 50% for non-students. The maximum award is £750. Food and beverage costs and travel incidentals will not be reimbursed. Costs will be based on the Society’s assessment of the most economical mode of travel and a reasonable standard of accommodation.


Meeting venue:

ESLC Building
University Park Campus
University of Nottingham
Nottingham Road

To view a map of the campus, please click here


Accommodation is available at the Cripps Halls of Residences, University Campus, Lenton Hall, Nottingham NG7 2QW.
Accommodation can be booked through the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact


By bus
There are a number of bus services running from Nottingham to University Park Campus. Please see the bus services page for further information.

By tram
If you are coming to University Park Campus from Nottingham Train Station, you can now hop on a tram which is accessible by the walkway leading from the station. Tickets must be purchased before boarding. The Toton line takes you directly to the University and visitors should disembark at the University of Nottingham stop. More information is available here.
By taxi
There are taxi ranks throughout the city and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the campus takes approximately 15 minutes.
By train
The nearest train stations are located in Nottingham City Centre or Beeston. Taxis and buses are available at both stations.
From East Midlands Airport
From East Midlands Airport you can take the Trent Barton Indigo service directly to the campus or the Skylink bus to Nottingham. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall. See bus services for further information.
You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi to the University. The cost of a single/one way journey is approximately £20.
From M1 motorway
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham.  Follow the A52 for approximately 4 miles, at the Toby Carvery roundabout turn right onto the A6464, turn left at the next roundabout to enter the University's West Entrance.

This well-regarded meeting provides an informal yet professional environment in which a select group of partners can highlight their products and services. For queries and to discuss the advertised opportunities, please contact Susanne Schweda at

We would like to thank our partners for supporting this meeting: