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1st Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

 Welcome from the Conference Chair

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 1st Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, on the topic of emerging drug discovery approaches against infectious diseases, to be held at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona (Spain) on September 8th, 2017.

This Symposium seeks to gather experts in the field of medicinal chemistry of anti-infective agents, to provide a forum for discussion regarding novel drug structural classes, therapeutic approaches, biological targets, and resistance mechanisms, which can pave the way for the development of optimized therapies for bacterial, protozoan, viral, and fungal infections. Participants will have the opportunity to present short talks and posters on their work and discuss their research in a relaxed, collegial environment.

The Symposium is organized by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal, Molecules.

I look forward to seeing you in Barcelona.


Best regards,

Prof. Diego Muñoz-Torrero

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

       Sponsored By


Conference Chair

Prof. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
Editor-in-Chief of the Medicinal Chemistry Section  in Molecules
Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona

 Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Kelly Chibale
Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D)
MRC/UCT Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit
Department of Chemistry and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Talk: "Cell-Based Medicinal Chemistry Optimization of High-Throughput Screening Hits
towards Orally Active Antimalarial and Antituberculosis agents"

Prof. María Laura Bolognesi
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology 
Alma Mater Studiorum
University of Bologna, Italy

Talk: "Sustainable multi-target drugs for neglected tropical diseases caused by
trypanosomatids: dream or reality?"


Prof. John Kelly
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Talk: "Highly sensitive bioluminescence imaging models for Chagas disease drug discovery"

Prof. Jean-Marie Pagès
UMR_MD1, Aix-Marseille University, France

Talk: "Intracellular Accumulation of Drugs: Molecular Approach and Imaging of the Antibiotic Translocation Across Bacterial Envelope "


Conference Secretariat

Dr. Leoni Barrios
Dr. Lucia Russo
Mr. Matthias Burkhalter
Mr. César Palmero

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