Event Name

Structural Role of Crystallography in Pharmacological Sciences

Start Date 24th Sep 2014
End Date
Description To celebrate IYCr2014, the Egyptian National Committee of Crystallography (ENCC) in Cooparation with the Egyptian Society of Crystallography and its Applications (ESCA) organize a Symposium on Structural Role of Crystallography in Pharmacological Sciences.


The process of curing a disease starts with identifying its target protein that is considered a building block in a wide range of pharmacological applications. With the three-dimensional structures of both the target protein and the appropriate medicinal compounds, extensive information can be combined to help developing better drugs. X-ray crystallography comprises the most important technique for determining the 3D-structures, and it plays a major role to identify the active conformation adopted by a protein excluding the inactive one(s). This symposium focuses on the powerful contribution of Crystallography in the field of Pharmacology, by shedding light on the basic concepts and approaches.


9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30–10:00 Opening Session

10:00–11:00 Prof. Dr Karimat El-Sayed, Quality Control in Pharmaceuticals Industry

11:00–12:00 Prof. Dr Adel Girgis, Chemical Synthesis of Medicinal Drugs

12:00–13:00 Break

13:00–14:00 Dr Gihan S. Kamel, Disease–related Proteins: CloserLook With Crystallography Eyes

14:00–15:00 Dr Nasser Saad, Methods and Advantages of Computer Aided Drug Design

15:00–16:00 Closing Session and Recommendations

Location Cairo
Contact Karimat El-Sayed

Category Symposia
Topics Biological macromolecules | Structural chemistry