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Medicinal Chemistry Group
Our Mission
The mission of the medicinal chemistry group is to advance knowledge and understanding of drug discovery research by organizing world class quality symposia.
Our meetings provide our attendees with access to top quality science presenters and offer unique networking connectivity with thought leaders in the scientific community.
Our members work at the forefront of the life science sector and are constantly striving to bring new medicines and therapies forward to the clinic to meet unmet need.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Medicinal chemistry group will be interested in volunteers to assist with annual symposium specifically for contacting potential vendors and fund-raising efforts. Please contact the med chem chair, Raj Rajur at, if interested.

Who are we?
  Dr. Raj (SB) Rajur, Chair
  Mark Ashwell
  Nimbus Therapeutics
  Daniel Elbaum
  Andrew Scholte
  Jeremy Green
  Blaise Lippa
  Morphic Therapeutic
  Adrian Hobson
  Alan Rigby
  Warp Drive Bio

Upcoming Symposium
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The Seventh Annual
Advances in Chemical Sciences Symposium
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, MA
Date: May 4th, 2018
A day-long symposium focusing on: Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, and Methodology
Eminent scientists from industry and academia will deliver plenary lectures.

Professor Richard R. Schrock (MIT): “TBA”
Professor Dale L. Boger (Scripps Research Institute): “Redesign of Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria”
Professor Laura Kiessling (MIT): “TBA”
Dr. Sue Ashwell (Forma Therapeutics): “Discovery and Optimization of a Novel Series of Inhibitors of mt-IDH1”
Dr. Michael Hoemann (Abbvie): “Discovery and Optimization of Spleen Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Immunological Diseases”
Dr. Frank Salituro (Sage Therapeutics): “Discovery and Clinical Development of SAGE-217: A Next Generation Neuroactive Steroid Positive Allosteric Modulator of the (GABA)A Receptor”

Vendor Exhibition Hall and Networking Reception

Symposium registration fee: $ 50.00
Students: $25
On-line registration and payment:
Alternatively send your full contact information and a check for $50 made payable to NESACS care of Dr. Ashish Saha, Treasurer, 67 Bow Street, Arlington, MA 02474
For additional details, please contact any of the Organizing Committee:

Raj Rajur (
Mark Ashwell (
Dan Elbaum (
Jeremy Green (
Andrew Scholte (
Adrian Hobson (
Brian Aquila (

Directions to Royal Sonesta Hotel:
Use the following address for your GPS: 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142: Ph:(617) 806-4200
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