Drug Discovery and Development summer school – an opportunity for young talents!

6th Prague-Weizmann Summer School – ADVANCES IN DRUG DISCOVERY took place in Prague this September and the i&i Prague team was proud to take a part in this prestigeous event. This annual meeting is organized by the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (www.uct-prague.eu), Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague, (www.uochb.cz) and Weizmann Institute of Science (www.weizmann.ac.il), Rehovot. It´s goal is to give a broad view on the advances in drug discovery process from the basic science up to the production process development and motivate young PhD students and Postdocs to share their research, evaluate their own work and learn about newest methods and achievements in the field.

Experts from major international Pharma and Biotech companies and Academia covered mainly these areas:

  • Target discovery
  • General chemical approaches – medicinal chemistry
  • Structure and In silico based drug design
  • Lead structure characterization
  • Preclinical and clinical development
  • Principles and examples of commercial drug development cycle

The attendants had an opportunity to win a full schollarship that covers all expenses connected with this event and to present their research in the form of poster presentation. Best Poster Award of 2019 was granted to:

Ms Alessandra Benassi from University of Pavia, poster title: Light meets Click Chemistry: Development of Novel, Photoactivable, 2,5-Diaryl Tetrazoles for Labelling Nucleic Acids

Ms Carlota Tosat Bitrián from Biological Research Center CIB – CSIC, title: NEURODOTS: a Novel Approach for Drug Discovery in Neurodegenerative Diseases



To find out more or join the next year search: http://www.praguesummerschool.cz/