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.

Meetings  August 2016 Next

XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016)

August 28 - September 1, 2016 - Manchester, United Kingdom

The XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016) will be organised by the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, on behalf of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC).

For more information please visit EFMC-ISMC 2016

Organised by : European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC)
Organised by : The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom)


3rd EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium (EFMC-YMCS)

The EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium is an initiative of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). After a succesful first edition organised in Lisbon in September 2014 and a second edition organised in Antwerp in September 2015, the third edition will be organised in connection with XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016), and will take place in Manchester (United Kingdom) on September 1-2, 2016.

This short symposium has the aim of:

  • Creating a network of young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Stimulating young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry to share their scientific work with peers and inspiring leaders in the field
  • Creating competition and excellence in Medicinal Chemistry within Europe by selecting the European Champion in Medicinal Chemistry

For more information please visit www.efmc-ymcs.org


STOA Working Breakfast - Solving Antimicrobial Resistance

During the STOA Working Breakfast co-organised by the European Parliament´s STOA, EuCheMS, and EFMC on the 28 April 2016, researchers and several Members of the European Parliament analysed the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance and weighted the pros and cons of possible solutions.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms to withstand attack by antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, antifungal or antivirals, and is a serious issue that threatens to render many of the treatments we use today ineffective in the future – from tuberculosis to HIV, from pneumonia to other common infections.

The STOA Working Breakfast was an outcome of the work of the EFMC Working group on “Influence on European science policy”, chaired by Anders Karlén, in collaboration with EuCheMS.


EFMC Awards 2016

The EFMC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Awards:

  • Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry
    Prof. François Diederich – ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry
    Prof. Paul J. Hergenrother – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Prous Institute-Overton and Meyer Award for New Technologies in Drug Discovery
    Prof. Jan Steyaert – VIB & VU Brussels, Belgium

The Awards will be presented during the XXIV International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016), scheduled to be held on August 28 – September 1, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom.


EFMC Prizes 2016

The Selection Committees are proud to announce the names of the winner and the most meritorious 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

Jean Quancard (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland)
Nicolas Desroy (Galapagos, France)
Anne Valade (UCB, Begium)

EFMC PRIZE FOR A YOUNG MEDICINAL CHEMIST IN ACADEMIA

Frank Boeckler (Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany)
Nathaniel Martin (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Sylvia Ortega Gutierrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

The EFMC Prizes Ceremony will take place during the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016) in Manchester, UK, on August 28-September 1, 2016. Dr Jean Quancard and Prof. Frank Boeckler will be invited to give an Oral Communication during the Symposium.


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