Short Courses

Monday April 20


Morning Course | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Trends in Physical Properties of Drugs

Instructor: Terry Stouch, Ph.D., President, R&D, Science for Solutions, LLC
Additional instructors TBA

Afternoon Courses | 2:30 – 5:30 PM

GPCR Structure-Based Drug Discovery

Instructor: Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., Scientist II, Department of Structural Biology, Dart Neuroscience; former Postdoctoral Fellow, Ray Stevens’ Laboratory, The Scripps Research Institute
Additional instructors TBA

Molecular Interactions and Drug Design

Instructor: Maricel Torrent, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, AbbVie

Dinner Courses | 6:00 – 9:00PM

Analyzing and Rationalizing Protein-Peptide Interactions for Designing Peptide and Peptidomimetic Therapeutics

Rocky Goldsmith, Ph.D., Applications Scientist, Chemical Computing Group

Immunology Basics for Chemists

Instructor: Seng-Lai “Thomas” Tan, Ph.D., Head, Cellular and Translational Immunology, EMD Serono Research and Development Institute, Inc.
Additional Instructors TBA

Wednesday April 22


Dinner Courses | 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Macrocycles in Drug Discovery: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

Mark L. Peterson, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Cyclenium Pharma, Inc.
Eric Marsault, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology, University of Sherbrooke

Advancing Tools and Technologies for Fragment-Based Design

Daniel A. Erlanson, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Carmot Therapeutics, Inc.
Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D., President & CSO, Quantum Tessera Consulting

Introduction to Targeted Covalent Inhibitors

Mark Schnute, Ph.D., Associate Research Fellow, Biotherapeutics Chemistry & Immunoscience Research, Pfizer Global R&D
Christoph Zapf, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer Research Labs