The Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry and Biology in Drug Discovery is designed for chemists and biologists who are interested in broadening their understanding of the basic principles of drug discovery and early development. Scientists from related disciplines will also gain a clearer understanding of these important processes and methods. The week-long course is structured around expert lectures and case histories of successful drug discovery and development programs. Opportunities for interactions with the faculty and networking with other attendees are provided throughout the week. The purpose of the School is to provide a strong background in the principles of drug discovery and development to enhance collaborative drug discovery programs for life sciences professionals.