Our Best Shot - CHI’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

CHI has instituted a mandatory vaccination policy for all in-person participants across all our events. Learn more about our health and safety protocols.

Final Agenda Now Available

Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic in-person and online event for medicinal and biophysical chemists working in pharma, biotech, and academia. Nearly 800 attendees participated virtually this year, with 71% of delegates from pharma/biotech and 16% from academia. 60% of attendees were scientists/technologists and 22% were executives/directors.

Speakers from the following have already confirmed their participation for April's event, which will be available in-person to vaccinated attendees only: Amgen, Astex Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Aurigene Discovery Technologies, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Baylor College of Medicine, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, ETH Zurich, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Genentech, Insilico Medicine, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Progenra, Scripps Research Institute, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and many more.

Limited speaking opportunities are available. If you would like to be considered for a podium presentation, please submit a speaker proposal ASAP. As a reminder, attendees still have on-demand access to watch presentations, listen to Q&A panel discussions, review posters, and much more.

2022 Plenary Keynotes

Gabriel Lander, PhD

Using Cryo-EM to Explore the Allosteric Regulation of Molecular Glues

Gabriel Lander, PhD

Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, Scripps Research Institute

Laura L. Kiessling, PhD

Lysine Mapping for Covalent Ligand Discovery

Laura L. Kiessling, PhD

Novartis Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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About the Event

In-person benefits of Drug Discovery Chemistry include:

  • Recapture the power of serendipitous face-to-face connections with vaccinated colleagues and technology providers who share similar interests and challenges
  • Connect and schedule 1:1 meetings with the right onsite and virtual attendees based on CHI’s matching algorithm that aligns areas of mutual interest and expertise
  • Join most speakers live and in-person while watching others on-demand at your convenience
  • Take advantage of our flexible registration policy that allows you to easily transfer between in-person & virtual participation
  • Connect in-person with sponsors and exhibitors under responsible safety and social distancing protocols
  • Access in-person and virtual exhibit booths, posters, and networking roundtables
  • PLUS, all of the Virtual benefits as your In-Person registration includes Virtual access