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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JOIN THE EFMC COMMUNICATION TEAM!

The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) invites young and motivated medicinal chemists or chemical biologists to volunteer for its communication team, to help develop, feed and monitor its presence on social media (Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook).

This is an opportunity for you to be informed of the latest scientific trends and events, develop an extensive network across the community, strongly increase your visibility and awareness of the many opportunities offered by the EFMC… and it comes with a travel grant to the EFMC main symposium!

The members of the EFMC communication team are responsible for the execution of a professional and relevant social media content, and to develop a plan to boost community engagement and EFMC brand awareness. The social media strategy will be elaborated with the EFMC executive committee.

What can you contribute?

  • Help develop and implement the social media and content strategy, to extend the EFMC social media presence and engage the community.
  • Contribute to the editorial calendar.
  • Develop a strategy for social listening and community engagement in order to join and drive the conversation on various social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with experts in the community to create the contents of original tweets and posts.

Interested in joining the team?

Contact the EFMC Administrative Secretariat by December 1, 2017:


The EFMC Grants to attend the EFMC-ASMC'17 have been awarded to:

  • Mrs Marta Barniol-Xicota (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Mrs Carolina Dos Santos Vinagreiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Mrs Joanna Fedorowicz (Medical University of Gdansk, Poland)
  • Mr Markus Hartmann (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) 
  • Mrs Josa-Cullera Laia (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Mrs Giulia Rainoldi (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • Mrs Silvia Serra (Université Paris Saclay, France)
  • Mrs Tamara Smidlehner (Ruer Boškovi Institute, Croatia)
  • Mr Steven Verlinden (Vrije Universieit Brussels, Belgium)

Covering the full registration fee to attend the upcoming EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC'17) and the 4th edition of the Young Medicinal Chemists Symposium (EFMC-YMCS 2017), Vienna, Austria – August 27-September 1, 2017.

Every year, the EFMC is funding grants for its organised events with the aim to support the participation of young academic scientists. The full list of event, application conditions and application form can be found on the website www.efmc.info.


Report of the 13th EFMC Short Course: A matter of time; a kinetic perspective on drug-target interactions

‘How to use new insights into the kinetics of ligand – target interaction to improve the profile of the biological activities of your new compounds, thus making them better candidates for therapeutic use’ was the topic of the 13th EFMC short course held in the conference Centre "Oud Poelgeest" in the outskirts of the City of Science Leiden, from 23-26 April.

About 30 participants — mainly from European countries, but the Americas were also represented — followed a programme of lectures and discussions with expert scientists from Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. The beautiful scene of the venue, a small castle in a park full of flowers contributed to the relaxed and informal atmosphere during the course.

The programming was coordinated by Prof. Ad IJzerman and Dr Laura Heitman, both from the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research. The course was concluded by group discussions on the different sub-themes of the programme. The central question was ‘how will insight into the kinetics of the ligand - target interactions influence the outcome of the investigations in the different phases of the drug discovery.’ How does the kinetic behaviour of a compound when binding to the target, reflected by association (kon) and dissociation (koff) rate constants influence its selection for further development. This question was addressed for the process of target selection and validation, lead finding and optimization, and (pre) clinical development.

At the end of the programme the theme of the 2018 EFMC Short Course was announced as “Peptides and Proteins”.

The EC of the EFMC is very grateful to Ad IJzerman and Laura Heitman and all the lecturers who together made the 13th Short Course such a successful event.

Report by Henk Timmerman


The EFMC Grants to attend the ACSMEDI-EFMC Medicinal Chemistry Frontiers 2017 have been awarded to:

Mr Luca Quattrini (University di Pisa, Italy); Mrs Josefa Zaldivar-Diez (Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas – CSIC, Spain) and Mrs Christina Tzitzoglaki (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA), Greece) covering the full registration fee to attend the upcoming ACSMEDI-EFMC Medicinal Chemistry Frontiers Meeting, Philadelphia, USA – June 25-28, 2017.

Every year, the EFMC is funding grants for its organised events with the aim to support the participation of young academic scientists. The full list of event, application conditions and application form can be found on the website www.efmc.info.
 


EFMC Prizes 2017

The Selection Committees are proud to announce the names of the winners and the runners-up of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry and the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia.

EFMC PRIZE FOR A YOUNG MEDICINAL CHEMIST IN INDUSTRY

Philip Humphreys (GlaxoSmithKline, UK)
Fabien Lecomte (UCB, UK)
Mirjana Bukvic (Fidelta, Croatia)

EFMC PRIZE FOR A YOUNG MEDICINAL CHEMIST IN ACADEMIA

Christian Gruber (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
Andreas Koeberlee (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)
Vittorio Limongelli (USI Lugano, Switzerland)

The EFMC Prizes Ceremony will take place during the 7th edition of the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17) in Vienna, Austria, on August 28-31, 2017. Philip Humphreys and Christian Gruber will be invited to give an Oral Communication during the Symposium.


The EFMC Grant to attend the 13th EFMC Short Course has been awarded:

Mr Arun Kumar Mahato (University of Helsinki, Finland) has received the EFMC Grant, covering half of the registration fee, to attend the upcoming 13th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry: A Matter of Time: A Kinetic Perspective on Drug-Target Interactions, Oegstgeest (near Leiden), The Netherlands - April 23-26, 2017.

Every year, the EFMC is funding grants for its organised events with the aim to support the participation of young academic scientists.

The upcoming event(s) where an EFMC Grant can be applied for are: 

  • EFMC-ASMC'17 - International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry 
    (deadline for application is April 10, 2017
    ) - Link to the Event
  • 4th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium 
    (in combination with the EFMC-ASMC'17)
     - Link to the Event

The full list of event, application conditions and application form can be found here


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