Practical Aspects of Small Molecule Drug Discovery: At the Interface of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacology

This course will now take place 20-25 June 2021.

Applicants should have been contacted by someone from the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences  team. If you need to get in touch their email is 


Another chance to attend this sell-out course run by WCAIR and the Wellcome Genome Campus.

This popular, biennial, lecture- and discussion-based course is highly interactive and gives scientists of all disciplines a broad introduction to the theoretical, practical and organisational aspects of small molecule drug discovery.

Each topic-based lecture mixes presentation with discussion sessions and case histories to develop the key aspects highlighted in the talk and to illustrate how each participant and their discipline fits into the complex journey of a drug discovery project. Additional discussion-based practical sessions build on the lectures to illustrate the strategic planning of drug discovery programmes, including the development of target product profiles, compound progression criteria and scientific strategy.

For full programme details and to apply click the link.

Application deadline for course  and bursaries is 23.59 UTC on 12th March 2020.