UPDATED – 2022 Safety Protocols

CHI has instituted mandatory health and safety protocols for all in-person participants. We are excited to bring our community back together in 2022, with trust and safety as our top priorities. All in-person participants are required to:

  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You will be asked to present your vaccination card (or a photo of it) at registration.
  • Have a negative COVID-19 test result from an FDA-authorized over-the-counter antigen test within 24 hours prior to arriving at the event. You will be asked your results at registration.
Save the Date


Save the Date!

Drug Discovery Chemistry is focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, and is a dynamic event for medicinal and biophysical chemists working in pharma, biotech, and academia.

The conference will return to San Diego from April 10-13, 2023. The call for speakers will open in September, but in the meantime, if you have suggestions on topics or speakers, please email Anjani Shah.

More than 750 leading researchers from academia, government, biotech, healthcare, and top pharma participated in April’s event. Registered attendees still have On-Demand access to the virtual platform.

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



About Video

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