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After a significant hiatus, we are excited to once again host FBLD 2024 in the heart of Boston at the George Sherman Union, part of the BU Campus from September 22nd through 25th 2024.

We are delighted to host the first in-person event after a six-year break. Fragment-Based Lead Discovery continues to be a rapidly growing, multidisciplinary endeavour. As such experts in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and related disciplines will be at the conference, providing you with the latest developments in fragment-based lead discovery.

We look forward to welcoming the FBLD community to engage in a high-quality meeting with talks, workshops, poster sessions and many networking opportunities exploring all aspects of fragment-based drug discovery.

Important dates

  • Abstract oral presentations: closed
  • Abstract poster presentations: 12 August 2024
  • Submission outcomes for oral presentations announced: end of July 2024
  • Full program released: week of 29 July 2024
  • Early bird registration end: 12 August 2024
  • Registration close: 11:59 pm EST, 8 September 2024

Meet us in Boston USA on Sunday the 22 September, 2024

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Prof. Steven Gygi

Harvard Medical School

Prof. Rod Hubbard

University of York and Vernalis Research

Prof. Michelle Arkin

University of California, San Francisco

Prof. James Fraser

University of California, San Francisco

Prof. Frank von Delft

Diamond Light Source

Dr. Rebecca Paul

Isomorphic Labs

Dr. Pat Walters

Relay Therapeutics

Dr. David Rees

Astex Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Chaohong Sun

AbbVie, Inc.


This year the conference is held at the George Sherman Union at the Boston University in Boston, USA. Located in the center of campus, the George Sherman Union (GSU) is the premier central campus events facility.

Registrants are to make their own arrangements for accommodation.


George Sherman Union, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 USA

FBLD conference registration is now open!

Registration Fees

Early Bird Full Registration (until 12 Aug 2024): 1,512 AUD (~900 USD)
Full Registration: 1,848 AUD (~1,100 USD)

Student Early Bird (until 12 Aug 2024): 1,258 AUD (~750 USD)
Student Full Registration: 1,425 AUD (~850 USD)

Workshop “Fragment-based Design: Scaffold Hopping, Fragment Growing and Bioisosteric Replacements”: FREE

Please note: rates in USD might be different on the date of registration. For accurate conversion rates, please visit xe.com

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