Thursday, December 12 2013
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event was posted by CreaGen Biosciences, Inc.

Location: Genzyme, a Sanofi Company: 153 Second Avenue, Waltham Massachusetts 02451

     North Eastern Section ACS, Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

December 12th, 2013 

Topic: “Innovative Treatments for Unmet Medical Needs”

The NESACS medicinal chemistry symposium will be held on December 12th, 2013 at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, 153 Second Avenue, Waltham Massachusetts, 02451: Northeastern Conference Room 


3.00 pm                       Refreshments 

3.15 pm                       Welcome

Raj (SB) Rajur, NESACS Medicinal Chemistry Program Chair, CreaGen Biosciences, Inc., Woburn, MA

3.20 pm                       Introductory Remarks (Moderator)

Norton P. Peet, Director of Chemistry, Microbiotix, Inc., Worcester, MA

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm      Eugene Piatnitski Chekler, Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer Inc.                          

Title: Tissue Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs): A Path to a Clinical Candidate      

4.15 pm – 5.00 pm       John Williams,  Microbiotix, Inc., Worcester, MA

Title: Novel Inhibitors of the Pseudomonas Type Three Secretion System

 5.00 pm – 5.45 pm      Barry Toure, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Boston, MA 02451

Title: Identification of NVP-TNKS656: a Highly Potent, Selective, and Orally Active Tankyrase Inhibitor

6:00 pm – 6.45 pm      Social Hour

6:45 pm – 7.45 pm      Dinner

 7:45 pm – 8.30 pm       Keynote Presentation

  Introduction: David Aldous, Head of Boston LGCR, Sanofi, Waltham MA

Zhongli Gao, Genzyme-Sanofi, Waltham, MA

Title: “A Winding Journey of Medicinal Chemistry Toward the Discovery of a Potent, Selective, and Orally Bioavailable Histamine H3 Receptor Antagonist for Cognitive Impairment: From a Biological Concept to a Development Candidate”

 For further information contact Anna Singer at  and Raj Rajur (program chair) at

There is no registration fee for the symposium. There will be a social hour and networking session. You need to register in order to attend the symposium. Please use the following link to register:  

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