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Fragment-Based Drug Discovery -- Hitting Targets Using the Right Chemistry and Expertise Alliances, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks
Saturday, October 1, 2022

In this free webinar, learn about an alliance of experts in biophysics, crystallography and medicinal chemistry. The featured speakers will discuss innovations from fragment identification to lead optimization stage to identify preclinical drug candidates. Attendees will learn about the use of covalent fragment screening to target cysteine and find quality leads. The speakers will also discuss how covalent binding allows targeting traditionally challenging targets.

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fragment Based Drug Discovery (FBDD) has become of increasing importance and interest in the past decade for hit finding and optimization. FBDD led to approved therapeutics and numerous drug candidates. It has empowered the industry to address targets that had previously been deemed "undruggable".

FBDD uses the advantages of biophysical, biostructural and biochemical methods for the detection of low molecular weight molecules, so-called "fragments", that bind to a target. FBDD exhibits several advantages over high-throughput screening campaigns in terms of cost, chemical diversity, and broader sampling for potential follow-up compounds.

Numerous case studies of covalent and non-covalent screening fragment strategies have led to successful applications in druggability assessment of proteins. In this talk, experts in the field of FBDD will present case studies and potential of a spectrum of cutting-edge strategies for a successful hit identification and optimization campaigns.

In addition, Dr. Nir London (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) will present how electrophilic fragment screening can accelerate the discovery of a new generation of covalent probes for challenging targets. Here he will describe application of this method for the discovery of the first in-vivo active chemical probe for the proline isomerase Pin1, as well as against the SARS-CoV-2 main protease.

Join this webinar to learn how fragment-based drug discovery solutions --such as DRIVE-SM -- enable the identification, characterization, design and optimization of fragments into a preclinical drug candidate.

Join Dr. Thomas Schubert, Managing Director, 2bind; Dr. Serghei Glinca, Founder & CEO, CrystalsFirst; Dr. Nir London, President of the Med. Chem. Section of the Israel Chemical Society, Weizmann Institute; and Dr. Yann Lamotte, Chemistry Team Manager, Oncodesign, for the live webinar on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK).

For more information, or to register for this event, visit Fragment-Based Drug Discovery -- Hitting Targets Using the Right Chemistry and Expertise Alliances.


Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global life science, food and medical device community. Every year, thousands of industry practitioners (from life science, food and medical device companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

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