10th Prague – Weizmann
Summer School

Drug Discovery and Development from Basic Research to Clinical Trials


Ladies and Gentlemen,

Prague–Weizmann School on Drug Discovery is organized by the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (www.uct-prague.eu), the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, (www.uochb.cz) and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (www.weizmann.ac.il).

The Summer School gives a broad overview on the advances in the drug discovery process, from primary research to the production process development.
Expert speakers from major international pharma and biotech companies as well as from academia will cover, among others, these areas:

  • Target discovery
  • Structure- and in silico-based drug design
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Lead structure characterization
  • Preclinical and clinical development
  • Principles and examples of commercial drugs development cycle
  • Intelectual property rights and patent law

The Summer school is intended mainly for PhD students and postdocs. The attendants are welcome to present their research in the form of poster presentations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Prague in September 2024 for the jubilee 10th Summer school.

Radek Cibulka, Martin Fusek and Petra Ménová
Local Organizing Committee


Keynote Speakers

Peter H. Seeberger

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Iterfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

Synthetic glycans as basis for vaccines, therapeutic antibodies and diagnostics

Stephan Bachmann

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.,
Basel, Switzerland

Catalysis as key technology for the synthesis and scale-up of APIs and their intermediates

Frank Wagner

Charité, Berlin, Germany

Focus on early clinical trials


June 2024 Scholarship applications closed

Poster dimensions

May 2024 Deadline for the early fee has been extended to June 30th

programme added

March 2024 Best Poster Award
We would like to encourage participants to present their research in the form of a poster presentation. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all contributions and award the BEST POSTER.

scholarship application open

February 2024 online registration open

January 2024 list of speakers added

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