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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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September 24, 2012

Conference Travel

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Posted by Derek

I wanted to mention that later this week I'll be in Heidelberg, attending the EMBO Chemical Biology conference (agenda). So anyone in Hesse or Baden-Württemberg who's been trying to track me down in person, well, you're in luck. It'll be the first time I've been back in Heidelberg in nearly 25 years, although I believe one of its main selling points is that it doesn't change too much (!)

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1. Max on September 24, 2012 8:56 AM writes...

Long-time reader of your blog. If you happen to be in Berlin any time soon, I'd be happy to "show you around" or something.

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2. G2 on September 24, 2012 9:06 AM writes...

At least the conference building is new, although medicinal chemistry on small molecules is not the hottest topic in the area around Heidelberg.

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3. retired on September 24, 2012 10:05 AM writes...

Derek, interesting title to the talk you are giving "Does Medicinal Chemistry Have A Future" What is the answer?

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4. flavor on September 24, 2012 12:38 PM writes...

I was just travelling through there a week ago. Nice area and good food. I suppose you'll be flying back sundays? I have to be at another event in NL. I wouldn't have mind to get back there to drink some beer and hear some untold stories from the things i won't work with list. Have a good one!

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5. Christoph on September 25, 2012 3:37 AM writes...

Derek, I'm just around the corner but will be on holiday next week... What a shame! If you're there, however, an interesting person to talk to is the Head of the Chemical Biology Core Facility, Joe Lewis, as he/we (I worked in an EMBL spinout with him a few years ago) had an interesting take on bringing Med Chem into EMBL via the company. There's a Boston connection, too, so if you fancy a coffee Joe's a fun person to talk to.

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