Conference Report
The 1st International Conference on Drug Design & Discovery
February 2008, Dubai, UAE


The 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery (ICDDD) was held from Feb. 4 -7, 2008 in Dubai, UAE. This mega scientific event was co-organized by Eureka Science Ltd. and the Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai.


As a major sponsor of the event, Bentham Science Publishers exhibited their prestigious publications at the conference’s exhibition.The Bentham Science stand attracted much attention by delegates; and our promotional material was also inserted into the delegates’ bags.

This was the first ever held conference of its type in the Middle East.  Close to 600 leading industrial and academic experts from 58 countries attended the conference.

The Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of ICDDD were Prof. Richard R. Ernst (Nobel Laureate) and Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, respectively.

The ICDDD 2008 offered an in-depth assessment of the challenges involved in the dynamic and fast moving field of drug discovery and development. It brought together leading chemists, pharmacologists, biotechnologists, and other allied professionals to discuss and present the latest important developments in drug design and discovery.

Major topics covered were:
Drug Metabolism
Anti-Cancer Agents
Inflammation & Allergy
Combinatorial Chemistry
Protein & Peptide
Biomarkers Drug Design & Discovery
Medicinal Chemistry

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