A symposium on medicinal chemistry brought together researchers from Britain and the South East Asia region to discuss current progress and challenges in the specialization here on Monday.

The two-day symposium includes lectures by experts from the pharmaceutical industry. The speakers will cover various topics such as the treatment of cancer, obesity, malaria and inflammatory pain, and the application of techniques such as diversity-orientated synthesis, fragment based drug discovery and the use of biophysical techniques in medicinal chemistry.

The symposium is targeted at researchers in industry and academia, including graduate students and will provide participants with an excellent opportunity to meet and network with potential collaborators. Participants will also have opportunities to discuss new strategies in drug discovery and highlight cutting-edge research in the field.

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