IAPC-2 Meeting

2nd World Conference on Physico-Chemical Methods in Drug Discovery and Development
September  18 - 22, 2011, Zadar, Croatia



As a continuation of the successful 1st PCMDDD, this Conference aims to further strengthen the communication and cooperation among scientists and experts working in academic institutions or industry. The intention of the Organizing committee is to provide an opportunity for the organizers, sponsors and world scientific community closely related to pharmaceutical research, to come together and present their original work, share experiences and problems in warm and stimulating  atmosphere.

More specifically, the aim of the Conference is to address the most advanced directions and new achievements in physical chemistry methods applied to the research processes in drug discovery and pharmaceutical development. Topics covered in the conference program include separation techniques, methods of spectroscopy and microscopy, thermal analysis and physico-chemical profiling including dissolution and permeability. However, this list is by no means exhaustive.  

A diverse, well-balanced scientific programme is planned. The participants are encouraged to submit their abstracts either for Oral presentation or Poster exhibition. Pleanary lectures will be delivered by prominent and highly respected professionals selected for their past credentials and their distinctive vision of the future.

In addition, a few courses and workshops will be organized for those willing to acquire a comprehensive overview of the specific field of application in particular physico-chemical technique.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zadar.



Danielle Giron, Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland

Geoff Holdgate, AstraZeneca, UK

Horst Kessler, Technical University München, Germany

Jasna Peter Katalinić, University of Münster, Germany

John Comer, Sirius Analytical, Ltd., UK

Kin Tam, AstraZeneca, UK

Kiyohiko Sugano, Pfizer, UK

Klara Valko, GlaxoSmithKline, UK

Krisztina Takács-Novák, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Michael Bolger, Simulations plus, Inc, USA

Michael Przybylski, University of Konstanz, Germany

Nelu Grinberg, Boehringer-Ingelheim, USA

Pierre Parot, CEA Marcoule, France

Rolf Hilfiker, Solvias AG, Switzerland

Slobodan Šašić, Pfizer, USA 

Stefan Dove, University of Regensburg, Germany

Teresa Carlomagno, EMBL, Germany



Course 1. 
Polymorphs and other solid forms: identification, properties and analytical principles.
Rolf Hilfiker, Solvias AG, Switzerland  

Course 2. 
Chiral Recognition and Separation Mechanisms.
Nelu Grinberg, Boehringer-Ingelheim, USA 

Course 3.
QSAR analysis - principles, methods and applications
Stefan Dove
, University of Regensburg, Germany