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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. Delegate feedback was extremely positive with 92% saying they were very satisfied or satisfied. For more on the 2021 event, please see Dan Erlanson's Practical Fragments blog.

While most speakers will be invited, if you would like to be considered for a podium presentation, please submit a speaker proposal by October 1 for priority consideration. As a reminder, attendees still have on-demand access to watch presentations, listen to Q&A panel discussions, review posters, and much more.

2021 Plenary Keynotes

New Technologies for Drug Discovery

Bryan L. Roth, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology & Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

A Brief History of Targeted Covalent Drugs: The Journey from Avoided to Essential Medicines

Juswinder Singh, PhD

Founder, Ankaa Therapeutics



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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 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