Macrocycles 2018

3rd RSC BMCS Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

on Macrocycles


Monday-Tuesday, 8th-9th October 2018

GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage, UK



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Downloads and Links

First announcement

Abstract template - closing dates are 28th February (oral) and 8th August (poster)

Bursary application form - closing date is 22nd August


Venue directions

Accommodation suggestions - to be inserted

RSC website



The objective of this symposium is to promote scientific interaction between scientists with a shared interest in the field of Macrocycles. This area is responsible for a growing number of therapeutic approaches and development candidates, all of which go ‘beyond the rule-of–five’. As a researcher in this field, come along to hear about the latest advances and also to share in some of the secrets of discovering therapeutic agents which go beyond Lipinski’s rules.


Outline Programme

The programme will consist of oral communications, poster presentations and a relevant trade exhibition.


Call for Abstracts

Applications for oral and poster presentations are welcome. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and applicants should indicate whether they wish to be considered for a flash oral presentation when submitting an abstract (two minutes, single slide).

Download a poster abstract template here, and note the closing dates of 28th February (oral) and 8th August (poster).


Registration, Students and Bursaries

Registration will open in early spring, and early-bird rates will be available until 5th July.


Discounted rates are available for RSC members and students, as well as a number of RSC-BMCS student bursaries up to a value of £250, to support registration, travel and accommodation costs for PhD and post-doctoral applicants studying at European academic institutions. The closing date for bursary applications is 22nd August.


Please download a bursary application form here.



There will be a relevant trade exhibition and the charge will include:

- stand space, table, chair, access to electricity and wi-fi (details to be provided)

- one full delegate with all catering.


Delegate pack inserts may be booked at £250 - no more than two sheets of A4 fixed together.



We are grateful to our confirmed sponsors, AstraZeneca and Fidelta.

Additional sponsors are sought.






Venue and Travel

Address: GlaxoSmithKline, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2NY
Rail: Four trains per hour from London Kings Cross, journey time around 30 minutes.
Road: Located on the A1, there is ample parking available on site.
Air: 12 miles from Luton airport, 35 miles from Heathrow airport, 35 miles from Stansted airport.
Coach: The conference will provide one coach trip per morning and evening between Stevenage and the venue. Gratis, first come first served.

Venue directions are here



A list of accommodation suggestions will be provided.


Free coach transport (see below) will be provided between the venue and central Stevenage.


Coach Transport

A coach will be booked to provide transport between central Stevenage and GlaxoSmithKline, one coach each trip, morning and evening. This will provided gratis, and you are advised to book your requirements at the time of registration, as the limited number of spaces will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.  


Further information will be provided about the trips.


Organising Committee

Dave AlkerChemistry Recruitment Consultant
Brian CoxUniversity of Sussex
A GanesanUniversity of East Anglia (treasurer)
Sanja KostrunFidelta

Vicky Steadman

Chris SwainCambridge MedChem Consulting (chairman)


Secretariat Contact

Maggi Churchouse Events, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK

E-mail Maggi Churchouse to register an interest in this symposium.

Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004


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