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Conference on
Emerging Medicinal Chemistry Approaches against Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Diseases
November 27-28 th , 2017
Organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras as part of the activity of IITM- AstraZeneca Endowment Program for Promoting Education and Research in Medicinal Chemistry


MedChem-2017 is the fifth Medicinal Chemistry Conference in the series to bring together chemists and biologists from academia and the pharmaceutical industry, to share their research and views on the area of target/lead identification, target validation, lead optimization or clinical development.

The advancing age seems to be the greatest risk factor for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases, represented mainly by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD). The medical world along with scientists from various disciplines are currently engaged in research aimed at understanding the basis of these diseases and in a pursuit of finding more effective clinical treatments, which is the theme for MedChem 2017 entitled “Emerging Medicinal Chemistry Approaches against Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Diseases.”

This one and half a day event will be in conference mode where there will be special and invited lectures by eminent scientists working in the area broadly represented by the title of the conference. Poster presentations (~50 numbers) will also be there on the first day. Researchers from the general area of medicinal chemistry are also encouraged for poster presentation and avail the opportunity to get exposed to the discipline of neuroscience. Students of final year M.Sc. class from various institutions and universities are being invited (through nomination by their parent institute/department) to participate in this conference. The number of students of M.Sc. class is restricted to approximately 75 to facilitate effective interaction with the speakers. We look forward to your active participation in MedChem-2017.


Submission of Abstracts -> 25-Oct-2017

Letters of Acceptance -> 05-Nov-2017

For Poster

Poster size is 3 ft width X 4 ft height
IIT Madras

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Department of Chemistry

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