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Emerging paradigms in drug discovery and chemical biology

A joint meeting of the Society for Medicines Research and the British Pharmacological Society

07 Jun 2018

Abstracts deadline:

Registration deadline:

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  • Overview
  • Event programme
  • Registration
  • Abstracts & Bursaries
  • Exhibition & Sponsorship

The Society for Medicines Research and the British Pharmacological Society are pleased to announce their first joint meeting, specifically targeted towards young researchers from across the UK and Europe with an interest in drug discovery. The meeting is particularly targeted at final year undergraduate, PhD and postdoctoral researchers working in all areas of chemistry, chemical biology, biology and genetics relevant to drug discovery and early career scientists working in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.

The one-day programme will bring together internationally-recognised speakers and will also provide an opportunity for young scientists to present their research through oral and poster presentations. 

A key aspect of working in drug discovery is the interaction with scientists from other disciplines and to understand the challenges that each discipline faces. This meeting will therefore provide a unique opportunity for young researchers to share their experience and to network with scientists from a wide range of disciplines and experience working in drug discovery. 

The preliminary programme is now available and a call for speakers and poster presenters to complete the programme will shortly be announced with a final programme appearing during the summer. Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and the best poster by a young scientist. If you are interested in presenting your research either as a poster or as a presentation please do contact the organisers.

Further information will be available soon. For more information please contact
Details on registration will be available soon. For more information please contact




Registration Bursaries
The Society for Medicines Research is making available a limited number of bursaries to cover registration for this meeting. Applications are open to full- and part-time students in the UK who are registered for an undergraduate or post-graduate degree. 
Travel & Accommodation Bursaries
The British Pharmacological Society is making available bursary support for eligible members who are attending and presenting their work at the meeting, regardless of geography. 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. 

Deadline for bursaries will be available soon. For further information please contact

Care support bursaries

Care support bursaries are also available to members who have caring responsibilities and would benefit from financial support for caring costs. 

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 email Susanne Schweda at