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NESACS December Meeting, Adventures in Medicinal Chemistry 07-DEC-2017

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December 2017 Monthly Meeting of NESACS


This meeting will be hosted by Sanofi in Waltham, MA.

Registration is required and ends at 11:30 PM on November 30, 2017.

Thursday – December 7th, 2017


153 Second Avenue, Waltham Massachusetts 02451

Northeastern Conference Room

3:00 pm Refreshments

3:15 pm Welcome: Raj Rajur, Medicinal Chemistry Program Chair

CreaGen Inc., Woburn, MA

3:20 pm Introductory Remarks - Andrew Scholte; Sanofi, Waltham, MA

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Duane Burnett, Ph.D; Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Title: “Molecular Craftmanship”

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Boyd Harrison, Ph.D; HarrisonPharma Consulting, Princeton Junction, NJ

Title: "Discovery & Development of a Potent, Notch-sparing gamma-Secretase Inhibitor​ as a Potential Oral Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease - A Medicinal Chemistry Story"

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Paul Rieder, Ph.D; Princeton University., Princeton, NJ

Title: “Chemistry in Service to Society: Making Drugs For People Not Profits”

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Social Hour

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Dinner

7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Keynote Presentation

John Macor, Ph.D; Sanofi, Waltham, MA

Title: “How I spent my summer vacation: insights from a 30-year career in drug discovery


Registration is required and an ID will be required to enter the Sanofi facility. Parking is available on-site.

Directions: Please use 153 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 as the destination on your mapping program. From North or South 95/Rt 128 South. Take Exit 27B/Winter Street. Follow signs for Second Avenue (stay in right lane) Take a right after the Embassy Suites Hotel onto Second Avenue. Go past Costco on the right and at Bioverativ take a right. Proceed between the Bioverativ garage and Bioverativ offices (There is a sign directing you to Sanofi) Proceed about 100 feet. Sanofi will be on the right. Please enter through the main entrance (near stairs) and present yourself.

Registration or other questions? Please contact: Dr. Raj Rajur, rrajur@creagenbio.com


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available on-site.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

With any questions whatsoever, please contact Dr. Raj Rajur, rrajur@creagenbio.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please contact Andrew Scholte, ascholte@gmail.com, before November 30, 2017.

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