Cresset User Group Meeting

Event Details

We are very excited to invite you to attend the annual Cresset® User Group Meeting taking place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2024. We're delighted to welcome both Cresset and Torx® software users and non-users once again, to hear Cresset scientists and leading researchers in our field present around the latest science and technology.

Since our founding in 2002, Cresset has grown progressively and is now a well-established global company and seen as a premier solutions provider in the Design – Make – Test – Analyze (DMTA) application space for small molecule discovery, with a stellar customer base across multiple industries. Historically our User Group Meeting has been held locally in Cambridge, UK, however with this growth we are expanding and are delighted to confirm Brussels, Belgium as the host for the 2024 event.   

We hope that you are able to join us! Please view the event agenda, abstracts, and registration form below.

Who should attend by role?
Computational chemist • Medicinal chemist • Synthetic chemist • Flavor chemist • Fragrance chemist • Head of discovery • Head of modeling and simulation • Head of R&D • Research Scientist • CSO

Who should attend by industry?
Pharmaceutical • Agrochemical • Biotech • Flavor • Fragrance • Chemical

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The meeting agenda features:

  • Sessions highlighting the use of Cresset software and its capabilities in various case study sessions
  • User talks highlighting the application of Cresset computational methods for their small molecule drug discovery targets
  • Cresset updates on the latest developments across the platforms
  • Opportunities for individual discussions throughout the meeting

Tuesday 18th June: Make the molecules that matter

Time (CEST) Session Title Presenter
08:30 Registration and Breakfast

Welcome by Meeting Chairman

Tim Cheeseright, Cresset


Leading Digital Transformation across the DMTA cycle

Tim Cheeseright, Cresset


Picolinamide Complex III Inhibitors: Discovery, Synthesis and Structure- Activity Relationship of novel benzothiazoles for disease control

Victoria Jackson, Globachem


What's in the lab

Mark Mackey, Cresset

10:30 Networking Break

What’s new in Cresset CADD solutions: exciting new science and features for ligand-based and structure-based design

Giovanna Tedesco & Sofia Bariami, Cresset


Applying Cresset Technology Internally to Optimize Neighboring Surfaces

Sonia Maria Gutiérrez, Ei Lilly and Company


Calculating binding free energies for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs): accurately capturing lipid/membrane exposed binding interactions in P2Y1

Lauren Nelson, Cresset

12:40 Lunch

Covalent Docking in Flare™: Ensemble Covalent Docking

Nathan Kidley, Cresset


Probing the design of PI-2620 with Cresset molecular modelling tools in the field of Tau PET tracer, intended for use as a diagnostic for Alzheimer’s Disease and other tauopathies

Andreia Serra, AC Immune


Streamlining the linker design of heterobifunctional molecules for targeted protein degradation

Jessica Plescia, Cresset

15:20 Networking Break
16:00 The Open Force Field Consortium: An update on its progress and plans David Mobley, Open ForceField

With our head in the Cloud: what’s new in Cresset web-based development

Giovanna Tedesco & Angeles Pulido, Cresset

Day 1 wrap up and insights into day 2

Tim Cheeseright, Cresset

17:20 Drinks Reception

Wednesday 19th June: Make better design decisions and track compound synthesis from start to finish

Time (CEST) Session Title Presenter
08:30 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 Welcome to Day 2 Tim Cheeseright, Cresset
09:10 Use of Torx to support medchem discussions, decision making and design-make-test cycle time measurements Udo Lange, AbbVie
09:40 Torx Product Development Updates Simon Dawson, Torx
10:10 Networking Break
10:50 Making better design decisions through collaboration in Torx Design-Analyze Mari Goldsmith & Simon Dawson, Torx
11:20 The Alchemists' Charm: Accelerating Drug Design with Crafted Molecular Platforms Seb Degorce, Charm Therapeutics 
11:50 Dynamic compound prioritisation using Torx Make to accelerate pre-clinical small molecule discovery

Alfie Brennan, Evariste

12:20 Lunch

Streamlining work management and communication with external providers in Torx Make and Test

Mari Goldsmith & Huw Jones, Torx & Elixir
14:10 Speaker Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation in Drug Discovery
14:55 Event Close Tim Cheeseright, Cresset


Please view the confirmed presentation abstracts here.


The Cresset User Group Meeting will take place at the Renaissance Hotel Brussels, conveniently located within walking distance of the Bruxelles-Luxembourg train stop, and only 15 minutes drive from Eurostar Brussels Terminal and 20 minutes drive from Brussels Airport. 

Renaissance Hotel Brussels
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

Please note attendance at this event is in person only. 


The Cresset User Group Meeting is free to attend. Please complete the following form to confirm your registration.

You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you complete the registration form. If you have not received a confirmation, please contact

Please note that you are required to select 'Confirm Registration' twice.

Please note attendance at this event is in person only. 


A number of rooms are available at a discounted rate at the conference venue, Renaissance Hotel Brussels. Please use the following link to secure your booking directly. It is advised to confirm your reservation as soon as possible as a limited number of rooms are available.

Reservation link

Practical Information

You will receive a confirmation email once you have completed the online registration form. If you do not receive a confirmation, please send an email to Closer to the event you will receive an email confirming final event logistics. 

The official event language is English. No simultaneuous translation will be provided. 

Throughout the event, pictures and video footage may be taken by the event organisers. By attending the conference you agree that these images may be used without further approval. Please note that taking pictures of the presentations shown on screen is strictly forbidden. 


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