The GP2A is a member-led network of academic medicinal chemists working in universities and research institutes in Europe.

Founded in 1992, as the Groupement des Pharmacochimistes de l’Arc Atlantique (GP2A) by medicinal chemists working within Schools of Pharmacy near the western coast of Europe (the “Atlantic Arc”), it has rapidly expanded and currently includes academic members from France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Our definition of medicinal chemistry is broad and membership is open to those working in areas as diverse as physical and pharmaceutical chemistry and molecular pharmacology as well as the traditional areas of natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy and drug discovery.

Our primary aim is networking to enable exchange of ideas and experience. This is facilitated through two major activities: Our annual scientific conference and PhD student and post-doctoral research exchanges.

The network provides bursaries to facilitate exchange between members’ laboratories.

GP2A 2019, organised by members from the School of Pharmacy – University of Nottingham will take place at the end of August 2019 and will feature invited lectures, oral communications and posters enabling researchers at all levels from PhD student to principle investigators to participate.

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The provisional schedule will be updated regularly, with speaker details being added soon.

Prof. Steven J Charlton Excellerate Biosciences and University of Nottingham Comparing the pharmacological characteristics of compounds across different systems (e.g. different assays and/or cell types) can be a complex task. More difficult still is the extrapolation of these in vitro data to in vivo systems through PK/PD modeling. In order to make these tasks asRead More…

We are grateful to all the GP2A 2019 sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the conference.

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