Discovering molecules able to cure disease is a major challenge for medicinal chemists and the drug discovery scientists in both academia and industry. Small molecule drug discovery has for the last decades delivered highly valuable drugs that helps improve lives of millions of patients. During the last decade there has been exciting developments in new approaches to identify, characterize and develop new compounds. There has also been an accelerating interest in drug discovery based on alternative modalities including macrocycles, peptides, and nucleotides.
The 1st Swedish Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, organized by the Swedish Pharmaceutical Society focuses on recent advances in Swedish drug discovery research with contributions from both academia and industry.