RICT 2011 - Drug Discovery and Selection

47th International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
47e Rencontres Internationales de Chimie Thérapeutique

 Lyon, France    July 6-8, 2011

The scientific programme, approved by the industrial and academic members of the scientific committee, is focused on drug discovery and selection. Various major and fascinating topics, going from biological, bio-physical and computing tools, through screening and organic synthesis to the discovery of new treatments, are proposed. The programme will include over 20 plenary lectures by internationally well-known scientists.

The scientific committee ensures the high quality and diversity of the scientific programme together with the accessibility of the meeting to PhD students and local Master students. Moreover, a special career session will be organised on Thursday afternoon with industrial and academic participants.

During the meeting the traditional prizes (P. Ehrlich Lecture Award and C. Mentzer Prize) of the ‘Société de Chimie Thérapeutique’ will be awarded to researchers or research teams for their outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry. In addition, a poster session will provide the opportunity for all participants to present their current results. A “best poster” prize will also be conferred.

The Lyon metropolitan area, the largest in the Rhône-Alpes region, lies in a strategic location in the natural plain of the Rhone Valley. It is surrounded by the Beaujolais country in the north, the Monts du Lyonnais in the west, and the plains of the Dombes and Isère in the east and north.

Lyon has a long cultural influence on France and the world. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.