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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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October 11, 2010

Meeting Time

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I'm out of the lab for the next few days. It's Conference Time once again, and I'm in Philadelphia for the Fragment-Based Lead Discovery meeting. Last year this one was in England, but did I go? Nooo, I waited until it was in Philly. No offense to the city's residents who read the blog, but even its partisans would have to admit that it's not an exotic destination, particularly for someone who's lived for eight years in New Jersey like I have. Anyway, any readers of the blog who are also attending, please feel free to track me down. Bernard Munos told me last week that I look just like my picture on the site, which can't quite be true, since that's getting to be an old shot, but it's apparently a reasonable guide.

I won't be live-blogging any sessions here, although I may well mention particularly interesting things as they come up. Not everyone's into fragments, for one things, and a three-day diet of them might be a bit much. And I'm going to be busy taking notes of my own, which will necessarily be skewed by my own proprietary perspective. To be honest, seeing a blow-by-blow account of what I find interesting and what I find old hat would give away too much about what my company's up to.

But I will be blogging on other topics during the meeting, thanks to the wireless in the conference room. I take notes on the laptop, anyway, since I type much more quickly (and legibly) than I write. I've got a pen handy if I have to scrawl down a structure, but otherwise, the notes are just going into a text window. Now, that does mean that I'm going to need to find an electrical outlet somewhere in this room this afternoon. . .

Comments (4) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: Chemical News


1. AlchemistOrganique on October 11, 2010 7:52 AM writes...

Have fun! Take note any recurring/copycat fragments.

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2. Sili on October 11, 2010 2:49 PM writes...

How about coming to Ireland next June?

Assuming you can find something you want to attend there.

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3. Innovorich on October 11, 2010 4:59 PM writes...

I was asked to give a presentation there - but I didn't go because Rod Hubbard irritates me so much!

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