Conference Summary

Molecular interactions fundamentally influence all aspects of chemistry. Our knowledge of how molecules behave and are affected by one another allows us to push the boundaries of chemical research, from engaging biological targets through drug design to the creation of novel supramolecular assemblies. Furthering our understanding of these crucial interactions, many computational and physical techniques employed to predict and measure molecular interactions are continuously emerging.

This one day event has been developed to stimulate open discussion about the fundamentals of molecular interactions, as well as application of these principles to advance the fields of drug discovery and supramolecular chemistry.

Lectures will be delivered by leading experts, with the aim to provide participants with a solid understanding of the various types of common interaction and their relevance to modern research.


Event details:

Date: 23rd May 2019

Venue: Granta Centre, Cambridge, UK

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Speaker programme:

09:45 Registration and refreshments

10:30 Welcome and introduction

Session 1: Fundamentals of molecular interactions

10:40 Lecture 1 – Dr James Mills, University of Oxford

11.10 Lecture 2 – Dr Fernanda Duarte, University of Oxford

11.40 Lecture 3 – Prof David Leigh, University of Manchester

12:40 Lunch

Session 2: Molecular interactions in medicinal chemistry

13:30 Lecture 4 – Dr Klaus Rumpel, Boehringer Ingelheim

14:00 Lecture 5 – Dr Bernd Kuhn, F. Hoffman-La Roche

15:00 Refreshment break

Session 3: Supramolecular chemistry

15:30 Lecture 6 – Prof Tony Davis, University of Bristol

16:30 Lecture 7 –  Prof Chris Hunter, University of Cambridge

17.30 Closing remarks 17:40 Networking and refreshments


Meet the CCDC team!

We will be exhibiting at this conference so if you are attending it would be great to meet you!  Stop by our stand or get in touch to arrange a meeting with one of our Discovery team attending the event.