“Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry Symposium”
Honoring Nick Meanwell.
Organized by the Medicinal Chemistry Section
of the Northeastern Section, American Chemical Society (NESACS)
Thursday – December 8th, 2022
35 Lansdowne Street, Cambridge Massachusetts 02139
3:00 pm – Refreshments
3:15 pm – Welcome by Raj Rajur, Medicinal Chemistry Program Chair
CreaGen, Woburn, MA
3:20 pm – Introductory Remarks (Moderator) by Paul Greenspan
Takeda, Cambridge, MA
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Dylan England, Ph.D.
Takeda, Cambridge, MA
Title: “Discovery of TAK-981, Subasumstat, a First in Class Inhibitor of Sumo Activating Enzyme (SAE)”
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Michelle Garnsey, Ph.D.
Pfizer, Cambridge, MA
Title: “Discovery of the MC4R antagonist PF-07258669 as a potential treatment for appetite loss”
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – David Candito, Ph.D.
Merck Research Laboratories, Boston, MA
Title: “Discovery and Optimization of Potent, Selective and Brain Penetrant LRRK2 Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.”
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Social Hour
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm – Dinner
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm – Keynote Presentation by Nick Meanwell, Ph.D.
Bristol Myers Squibb (retired), Cambridge, MA
Title: “Inhibitors of HIV-1 Maturation”
Symposium Organizing Committee: Brian Aquila, Mark Ashwell, Scott Edmondson, Dan Elbaum, Paul Greenspan, Adrian Hobson, Peter Fuller, Mala Gopalsamy, Blaise Lippa, Lisa Marcaurelle, Kap-Sun Yeung, Sara Buhrlage Andrew Scholte, Raj (SB) Rajur.
PUBLIC IS INVITED
Registration is required and a ticket will be necessary for admission to the symposium, the networking reception, and the board meeting. There is no registration fees to attend the symposium but dinner reservations are required.
- For those who would like to join us for dinner, register by noon, Monday, December 02, using Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/excellence-in-medicinal-chemistry-symposium-tickets-461969161197.
- Cost: Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees, $20; Students, $10. Dinner reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance must be paid.
- If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register by noon, Monday, December 02, using Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/excellence-in-medicinal-chemistry-symposium-tickets-461969161197
Directions and Parking information
Please use google map: 35 Lansdowne Street, Cambridge Massachusetts 02139.
MBTA closest stop is Central Square on the red line. Bus lines 1 and 2.
Parking is available at 10 Green St., directly across from the symposium entrance. Parking is free if validated at the entrance desk.
Attendees will need to enter via the back entrance to the building, which is located on Green St.
Registration or other questions? Please contact: Dr. Paul Greenspan by email at email@example.com
Raj Rajur @ firstname.lastname@example.org