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 2018 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 2018 Awards will be conferred on the occasion of the XXV EFMC "International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry" (EFMC-ISMC) to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 2-6, 2018.

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 supporting letters. Self-nominations are also accepted. The nominations should be submitted to Dr Yves Auberson, President of the EFMC as of 2018, via the following link:

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2018


Call for Nominations - EFMC Prizes 2018

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 XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC’18), which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 2-6, 2018.

Deadline for Nominations/Applications: January 31, 2018


The perspective article from the EFMC working group on Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology is freely available

"Joining Forces: The Chemical Biology–Medicinal Chemistry Continuum" is freely available until November 10, using the link below.


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 with a CV and short Cover Letter explaining your motivation and potential Social Media/Blogging activities, by December 1, 2017:


Call for Nominations: 2018 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry

The 2018 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented during the 36th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (April 29 - May 02, 2018) on Medicinal Chemistry in Nashville, Tennessee (USA), where the recipient will also give a plenary lecture on the subject of his/her research.

The prize is to be awarded to an internationally recognized scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery.

The Prize - USD 10 000 - has been established by a generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter, Plc. (Budapest, Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays toward improving human health.

Applicants should be received by NOMINATION only, with just one person needing to serve in that capacity, although a total of five (5) individuals should be listed as referees overall. The package must be submitted electronically and should contain a complete resume, a professional autobiography of not more than two pages, and a one-page summary of what the individual considers to be his/her activities, accomplishments and/or publications that have had the most significant impact upon the field of Medicinal Chemistry. The material will be forwarded confidentially to an independent selection committee appointed by the IUPAC Subcommittee on Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development.

For further information please contact Prof. Janos Fischer, Chairman of the IUPAC Sub-committee on Drug Discovery and Drug Development, by email at j.fischer@richter.hu

Nomination materials should be uploaded by 15 December 2017
to IUPAC Secretariat via the following form 


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