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 2016 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 2016 Awards will be conferred on the occasion of the XXIV EFMC "International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry" (EFMC-ISMC) to be held in Manchester, United-Kingdom on August 28 - September 1, 2016.

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 Prof. Koen Augustyns, President of the EFMC, via the following link:

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016

EFMC Prizes

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.


Steve ANDREWS, Heptares Therapeutics, United Kingdom
Thomas FESSARD, SpriroChem, Switzerland


Alessio CIULLI, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Matthew FUCHTER, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Beat FIERZ, EPFL, Switzerland

Both prize winners will give an oral communication at the 6th EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC'15), in Rehovot, Israel, on November 15-18, 2015

EFMC Short Courses

In 2016, EFMC will continue its tradition of organising Short Courses on Medicinal Chemistry, to favour cultural and scientific growth of the medicinal chemistry community and organised with affordable fees for participation.

The 2016 Course on “Modulation of Enzymes; Epigenetics and Beyond” is scheduled for April 24-27, 2016 and will be organised by Gerhard Müller (Mercachem, The Netherlands)

Detailed information can be found on the website


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