The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association representing medicinal chemistry societies in Europe. Its objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting cooperation and networking, by providing training and mentoring, by rewarding scientific excellence, and by facilitating communication and influencing stakeholders.

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Call for Nominations - EFMC Prizes 2017

To acknowledge and recognise an outstanding young medicinal chemist (≤ 12 years after PhD) working in industry or in academia within Europe, EFMC established the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry and the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. The Prizes consists of a diploma, € 1.000 and an invitation for a short presentation at the VII EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17), August 27-31, 2017, Vienna (Austria).

Deadline for Nominations/Applications: January 31, 2017

EFMC is becoming a supporting member of EuCheMS

At the occasion of the EFMC Council Meeting, which took place on Saturday August 27, 2016 in Manchester, the decision was taken by the Council members for the EFMC to apply as supporting member of EuCheMS, with the intent to extend the collaboration between the two organisations. David Cole-Hamilton, EuCheMS’s president, attended the meeting to present the organisation and to answer the questions of the Council Members.

The application was submitted to EuCheMS’s General Assembly in September 2016 and Professor Pilar Goya presented the EFMC on that occasion. Following the presentation, the General Assembly of EuCheMS voted unanimously to accept EFMC as a Supporting Member.

EFMC and EuCheMS share many common interests and the EFMC is looking forward collaborating with EuCheMS in a way that will be beneficial for both associations, and for Medicinal Chemistry.

Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between EFMC & CPA

At the occasion of the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC), held in Manchester on August 28 - September 1, 2016, the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) and the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to establish a collaborative and sustainable relationship.

"The mission of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is to advance and promote the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting collaboration and networking, providing training and mentoring, rewarding scientific excellence, facilitating communication and influencing stakeholders. The EFMC-International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC) held in Manchester is the EFMC’s flagship meeting that contributed perfectly to this mission. Of course, such a mission can not be fulfilled alone. Therefore, EFMC is collaborating with its national adhering organisations and other learned societies such as the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACSMEDI), EuCheMS and the Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC). In that respect, EFMC is extremely pleased to sign today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA). CPA is a very large and important society with a long history and a very strong division of medicinal chemistry. Medicinal Chemistry is clearly gaining momentum in China. This is exemplified in a recent paper published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry describing that the papers with a corresponding author in China have multiplied by 5 in the last ten years. The new collaboration between CPA and EFMC is therefore timely and we are looking forward to joint activities to promote and advance the science of medicinal chemistry."

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed during an official ceremony with EFMC and CPA officials and was followed by a gift exchange ceremony between Koen Augustyns, President of EFMC and Kaixian Chen, Vice-President of the CPA.

Photographer - Fabien Venturi


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