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14 October 2021 Biomolecules Webinar | An Update on CFTR Drug Discovery: Opportunities and Challenges


Cystic fibrosis, the most common monogenic disease in Caucasians, despite the efforts of the scientific community, is still waiting for the development of additional therapeutics. Near symptomatic drugs (aggressive antibiotics, osmotic agents, pancreatic enzyme products citing some), modulators (correctors, potentiators, amplifiers) represent the greatest advance in the treatment of CF in the last decade and are the solid pillars for current therapies, which significantly enhanced the mean survival age of patients. Nevertheless, the burden of CF care and the need of new CF drugs remain very high, the available cures in fact possess severe side-effects to cope with, may determine serious complications and do not target all CFTR mutations.

This webinar, thanks to the contribution of two outstanding scientists in the field, Dr. Isabelle Callebaut (IMPMC, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France) and Dr. Nicoletta Pedemonte (Gaslini Institute, Genova; Italy) will offer you an overview about the most recent experimental and computational findings in the field of CFTR, thus providing a useful tool for pushing forward research on this target and on CF disease.

The webinar will include the following experts:

  • Prof. Dr. Paola Fossa, Department of Pharmacy, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy
  • Dr. Pasqualina D'Ursi, Institute of Biomedical Technologies-CNR, Segrate, Italy
  • Dr. Nicoletta Pedemonte, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini – UOC Genetica Medica
  • Dr. Isabelle Callebaut, IMPMC, Sorbonne Université – CNRS UMR790, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
When? 14 October 2021 at 2:00pm CEST | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST Asia

Click here to register now!

Interested in contributing to the topic? You can find the Special Issue(s) linked to this topic and open for submission by clicking here.

6–9 September 2022 The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins

Florence, Italy

We would like to invite you to The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins, which will be held in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, in the period September 6-9, 2022. The conference will be hosted at the University of Florence, in the biomedical campus nearby the main city hospital, which is easily accessible from the airport, train station or city center. Apart the high quality science which will be presented during the event, our fantastic location will afford the possibility to visit the city in which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei (to mention just a few personalities) lived and created some of their unique artistic and scientific masterpieces. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of our city will surely favor nice scientific interactions and the possibility to establish interesting contacts with scientists from all over the world in a collaborative manner.

1–30 November 2021 ECMC 2021: The 7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry 1


The members of the Scientific Committee are pleased to announce this Call for Participation for the 7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry and to invite each researcher working in the exciting fields of medicinal chemistry and drug-related sciences to share her/his recent results with her/his colleagues all over the world.

The Conference will cover a wide range of aspects involved in drug discovery and development. A non-exhaustive list of topics that will be considered includes:

  • ADMET;
  • Animal experimentation;
  • Assay development;
  • Biomarkers;
  • Biomolecules;
  • Biosensors;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Chemical synthesis;
  • Clinical studies and side effects reports;
  • Combinatorial chemistry;
  • Drug delivery (including bioconjugates and prodrugs);
  • High-throughput screening;
  • Hit identification;
  • Imaging techniques;
  • In silico experiments;
  • In vitro and in vivo studies;
  • Lead optimization;
  • Omics;
  • Pharmaceutical analysis;
  • Scale-up;
  • Structure–activity relationships.

Participation in the 7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry is absolutely free of charge for contributors and visitors. Researchers are invited to provide a short abstract (250 words maximum without figures and without references) online at from now until 18 October 2021. A maximum of three submissions by each research group (any session combined) will be considered. Acceptance will be notified within a week after submission of the abstract. Then the author(s) will be asked to present their work (in English) in the form of a poster, a slideshow, or a video using the templates provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). All accepted submissions will be displayed online, at, on 1–30 November 2021.

Authors will be invited to publish their work as a review or a research article at a discounted price in a Special Issue of the journal Pharmaceuticals.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving contributions in response to this Call and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the Chairman via e-mail at [email protected] or to the Pharmaceuticals Editorial Office at [email protected].

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.

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26–29 September 2021 17th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society


The Society has made the difficult but necessary decision to host the 2021 Annual Meeting in a virtual only format due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the ability to travel internationally this year.

We look forward to providing you with an engaging online experience.

Visit our meeting website at for all the event details!

17–22 October 2021 14th Australian Peptide Conference

Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Welcome to the 14th Australian Peptide Conference, which will be held at Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, in 2021!

The theme of the meeting is ‘Peptides in Paradise’ and the organising committee is assembling an exciting program containing a wide range of peptide science and applications, including discovery, characterisation, structural biology, pharmacology, chemical synthesis and biosynthesis, engineering, therapeutic development, proteomics and technological advances.

We are looking forward to seeing Australian colleagues face-to-face on the Gold Coast, but are well aware that the COVID-19 situation will still likely make it difficult for international friends to travel, thus the meeting will be held in a hybrid format allowing online participation.

We look forward to seeing you in Surfers Paradise for the 14th Australian Peptide Conference, 17–22 Oct 2021!

26–30 June 2022 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium

University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA, USA.

The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego invite you to attend the 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium. This biennial event will be held from Sunday, June 26 to Thursday June 30, 2022 at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA. This is the first time the event will be held in Southern California. You can find some of the latest information on the upcoming NOS on Twitter with #NOS2022. Note the event has been delayed 1 year due to the pandemic.

The next National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) will be chaired by Angie R. Angeles (Gilead). The event will rely on Emmanuel Theodorakis, UCSD who will serve as the Local event chair.

Several lectures from the 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 NOS are currently available to Organic Division members. See the Organic Division’s Main web site. The program books from all previous NOS are available from the NOS History page.

The National Organic Chemistry Symposium is the premier event sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry to highlight recent advances in organic chemistry, and provides a breadth of programming and opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Please plan to join us in 2022!

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