Enhancing Synthesis Workflows Through Computer-Assisted Retrosynthesis

Dr. Ewa Gajewska, Head of Product Management SYNTHIA™ Retrosynthesis Software, Digital Chemistry, Merck, will delve into the transformative role of computer-assisted technologies in the drug discovery and chemical development sectors. She will also highlight how integrating sophisticated algorithms and chemical databases into synthesis workflows can streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and overcome common challenges in synthetic chemistry.

Participants will gain valuable insights into modern strategies for accelerating the development of novel molecules, crucial for advancing therapeutic solutions. The webinar will also feature real-world applications and expert discussions, providing attendees with practical knowledge that can be applied to their current projects.

Key learning objectives

  • Understand the functionalities and applications of SYNTHIA™ in drug discovery, including its advanced algorithms, chemical logic, and integration with other computer-assisted technologies that can enhance chemical synthesis workflows
  • Learn how to customize search parameters within SYNTHIA™ to optimize the planning of synthetic routes, significantly reducing manual efforts and accelerating the drug discovery process
  • Understand the challenges in synthetic chemistry addressed by SYNTHIA™, and explore future trends and potential advancements in the software that could further revolutionize drug discovery and chemical development

Who should attend?

  • Drug discovery chemists
  • Cheminformaticians
  • Medicinal chemists
  • Process chemists
  • Organic chemists.

Certificate of attendance
All webinar participants can request a certificate of attendance, including a learning outcomes summary, for continuing education purposes.


 Dr. Ewa Gajewska
Dr. Ewa Gajewska
Head of Product Management SYNTHIA™ Retrosynthesis Software, Digital Chemistry, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Ewa Gajewska is Head of Product Management for SYNTHIA™ Retrosynthesis Software in Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany. She graduated in biotechnology and chemistry from the Gdansk University of Technology and was a recipient of the Outstanding Achievements Award from Poland’s Minister of Science and Higher Education. She received her PhD from Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she focused on the development of the SYNTHIA™ Retrosynthesis Software for computer-assisted synthetic planning. She participated in all stages of software’s design, both in the context of expanding the chemical knowledge base and the algorithms.


Carrie Haslam
Carrie Haslam
Associate Editor, SelectScience