54th International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2018)

  • Author/Organiser: French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique, SCT)
  • Event Website: http://www.rict2018.org
  • Event Date: 04 July 2018 to 06 July 2018
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Strasbourg, France

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The congress will focus on "Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery". A special career session will be organized with industrial and academic participants. During the meeting, the P. Ehrlich Lecture Prize of the ‘Société de Chimie Thérapeutique’ will be awarded to a researcher or a research team for his or her outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry. Furthermore, the Pierre Fabre Award for Therapeutic Innovation will be attributed to a researcher having accomplished a decisive action or made a discovery contributing to a therapeutic innovation.


  • New opportunities for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases
  • New breakthroughs in GPCR structure, function and their impact on drug discovery
  • New modalities for challenging targets in drug discovery
  • Chemical biology in drug discovery: visualizing biological processes
  • Tackling challenges in drug delivery and formulation
  • Case studies: from target validation to novel drugs (all therapeutic areas included)

Selected Speakers

  • Prof. Jean-Pierre BENOIT (UNIVERSITY OF ANGERS, Angers cedex 9, France)
  • Prof. Mark BRADLEY (UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Craig CREWS (YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, United States)
  • Prof. Jean-Alain FEHRENTZ (UNIVERSITY OF MONTPELLIER, Montpellier, France)
  • Dr Jean-Luc GALZI (UNIVERSITY OF STRASBOURG, illkirch, France)
  • Prof. A. GANESAN (UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, Norwich, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Véronique GOUVERNEUR (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Kenneth A. JACOBSON (NIDDK, Bethesda, United States)
  • Prof. Dr Thierry LANGER (UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, Vienna, Austria)
  • Dr Catherine LLORENS-CORTES (COLLÈGE DE FRANCE, Paris, France)
  • Dr Christel MENET (CONFO THERAPEUTICS, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Prof. Gary A. MOLANDER (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, United States)
  • Dr Carsten SCHMECK (BAYER PHARMA, Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Dr. Patrick SCHNIDER (F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE, Basel, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Nori TANAKA (RIKEN, Saitama, Japan)
  • Dr Thomas VORHERR (NOVARTIS, Basel, Switzerland)


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