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 2014 Awards

To acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of Medicinal Chemistry, EFMC is conferring every two years three Awards on the occasion of the International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry. The 2014 Awards will be conferred on the occasion of the XXIII EFMC "International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry"  (EFMC-ISMC) to be held in Lisbon, Portugal on September 7-11, 2014.

All 3 awards consist of a diploma, € 7.500 and an invitation for a lecture by the Award recipient at the upcoming EFMC-ISMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry.

The EFMC-Awards include:

For the advancement of Medicinal Chemistry and the development of international organizational structures in Medicinal Chemistry. The award will be given for outstanding achievements in the field of Medicinal Chemistry.

 To acknowledge and recognise outstanding research in the field of Medicinal Chemistry in its broadest sense by a young scientist. This Award has been established with the support of UCB Pharma.

To encourage innovation and investigation in technological development related to drug discovery, this Award established with the support of Prous Institute will be given for the discovery, evaluation or use of new technologies.


Nominations for these Awards consist of a nomination letter, a brief CV including a list of selected publications and two suppporting letters. Self-nominations are also accepted. The nominations should be submitted to the Chairman of the Juries, Dr Hans Ulrich Stilz, President of EFMC, c\o EFMC Administrative Secretariat, Rue Michel de Ghelderode 33/2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium / Fax: +32 10 45 97 19 / Email:

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2014 (the nomination letter should reach the President's office ( ) by January 31, but the nomination dossier can be completed until February 28).


Previous Laureates

Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry
2012: Prof. Alexander Levitzki, THe Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2010: Prof Camille George Wermuth, University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg and Prestwick Chemicals

UCB-Erhlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry
2012: Dr. Krzysztof Józwiak, Department of Chemistry, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2010: Dr. Anthony Wood, Pfizer Global Research and Development

Prous Institute-Overton and Meyer Award for New Technologies in Drug Discovery
2012: Dr. Harren Jhoti, Astex Pharmaceuticals, UK
2010: Prof Klaus Müller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland


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