14th Swiss Coursee on Medicinal Chemistry 2022

This five-day Medicinal Chemistry School that was organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society focused on most modern aspects associated with small molecule drug discovery, highlighting the methodologies and technologies supporting hit generation, lead finding and lead optimization campaigns.

In the beautiful and scenic village of Leysin, close to Lake Geneva, more than 100 young scientists met with app. 35 international renowned expert speakers and instructors.

As in previous years, the teaching content was targeted at young scientists working in the area of medicinal chemistry, but also from flanking disciplines such as biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, or biophysics from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Given the broad spectrum and the timeliness of scientific topics discussed, the course also provided a valuable opportunity for advanced medicinal chemists to get acquainted with most recent developments in e.g. the medicinal chemistry of novel target families, novel compound classes, and most modern optimization paradigms. In addition, a number of PhD students and postdocs were able to attend to receive a broad overview on scientific disciplines involved in modern drug discovery.

The event was thematically structured along key topics of strategic relevance for medicinal chemistry that will be presented by opinion leaders in the field. The teaching content was further intensified by hands-on tutorials in which the theoretical learning’s can immediately be applied to real life problems of pre-clinical drug discovery.


Dr. Gerhard Müller, Anavo Therapeutics

Prof. Dr. Beat Ernst, University of Basel


Dr. Gerhard Müller, Anavo Therapeutics

Dr. Katarzyna Borsuk, ZoBio

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Meeting Chair

Dr. Gerhard Müller, Anavo Therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Beat Ernst, University of Basel

Conference Office

Dr. Kasia Borsuk, ZoBio

Symposium Sekretariat

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