SMR with BPS - Current trends in drug discovery

  • Wednesday, 9 June 2021 - Thursday, 10 June 2021

This is an Early Career Scientists meeting being held jointly by the Society for Medicines Research and the British Pharmacological Society.

This online meeting comprises two half days made up of a mixture of plenary lectures and presentations from early career scientists and is targeted at early career scientists involved in all aspects of drug discovery to provide a unique forum to learn about each other’s field of research.

Meeting aims

  • To increase scientists' awareness of aspects of drug discovery outside their own discipline
  • To increase understanding of current trends in drug discovery in order to accelerate the development of new drug therapies
  • To aid evaluation and interpretation of drug properties and data to allow accurate reporting
  • To enhance early career scientists understanding of the mechanisms of drug action and identification of ways of improving experimental design and the drug discovery process


Keynote speakers

  • Sir Menelas (Mene) Pangalos, Executive Vice President, BioPharmaceuticals R&D at AstraZeneca
  • Dr Darrin Disley, CEO, Mogrify
  • Dr Hannah Sore, Founder and CEO, PharmEnable
  • Professor Duncan Richards, Professor of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Oxford
  • Angela James, Director of Clinical Pharmacology & Exploratory Development at Astellas Pharma US 

Online networking facilities will be available.

For more information on applying to present your work as a speaker, present a poster, or to register as an attendee, visit the BPS website by clicking this link.

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