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Free Content Editorial (Special Issue 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy)

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The " 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy" was held from February 7-10, 2011 at Dubai Women's College, UAE. It was a major scientific event with several hundred lectures delivered in 35 thematic sessions, poster presentations and an associated commercial exhibition. The 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy provided renowned scientists the opportunity to present their cutting edge researches in the field of drug development and therapy. The participants included the leading luminaries in the field. The Nobel Laureates who honored the event with their prestigious presence were: Prof. Dr. Warner Arber (USA), Prof. Dr. Robert Huber (Germany), Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn (France), Prof. Dr. Ferid Murad (USA), and Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher (Germany). The honorable Fellows of Royal Society (FRS) attended this event were: Prof. Sir Alen Roy Fersht, (U.K.) Prof. Dr. Goverdhan Mehta, (India), Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman (Pakistan).

This conference provided a platform to more than 700 pharmaceutical scientists, doctors and clinical researchers to elucidate upon the latest discoveries and researches in their respective fields. The conference agenda span over 300 lectures accompanied by 250 poster presentations catering to 35 major drug discovery disciplines.

The third conference offered an opportunity for exchange of ideas amongst leading pharmaceutical scientists, clinicians and internists. Top international scientists and clinicians presented their cutting-edge discoveries on new therapeutic drugs, highlighted the burgeoning field of Translational Medicine, and the major advances from " bench to bedside" research and practice The presentations by leading exponents in their respective fields spanned the interdisciplinary areas of pre-clinical and clinical drug discovery and drug therapy. An entire session was dedicated to Academic CRO/Industrial Collaborations in Drug Discovery. All the sessions were well attended by the participants and were greatly appreciated.

All in all it was a wonderful event that the participants thoroughly enjoyed. A selection of some of the papers are being presented in this special issue of Current Medicinal Chemistry.
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Publication date: 2011-08-01

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  • Current Medicinal Chemistry covers all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design. Each issue contains a series of timely in-depth reviews written by leaders in the field covering a range of the current topics in medicinal chemistry. Current Medicinal Chemistry is an essential journal for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important developments.
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