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  November 2017 Next

EFMC Sponsorship rules can be found in the by-laws, point E.

  • MedChem 2017 - Annual One-Day Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of KVCV & SRC

    December 1, 2017   Leuven, Belgium

    The Medicinal Chemistry Divisions of the two Belgian Chemical Societies, Société Royale de Chimie (SRC) and the Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging (KVCV), are organising every year an international one-day symposium in Belgium, with the aim to update participants on selected areas of pharmaceutical research by specialists in their respective field.

    MedChem 2017, with six invited lectures and three oral communications, will be held on Friday December 1, 2017, in Leuven. The title and focus of the symposium will be “The Many Pharmacotherapeutic Faces of Nucleosides and Oligonucleotides”.

    The objective of the one-day symposium is to delve into the latest developments  of the applications  of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids in medicinal chemistry. The applications where situated in the past mainly in the fields of antivirals, anticancer compounds and antisense oligonucleotides. More recently, new therapeutic applications in for example immune-oncology, and the discovery of new functions of nucleic acids in the cell such as siRNA, Crispr/Cas  together with new breakthroughs in in vitro selection technologies (XNA aptamers), have revived the field and have opened many new possibilities  for drug design. The present knowledge in these different research areas will be presented during the symposium.

    For more information on the symposium, please visit the regularly updated website: www.medchem.be

  • 12th National Organic Chemistry Meeting (12ENQO) and the 5th National Medicinal Chemistry Meeting (5ENQT)

    January 17-19, 2018   Coimbra, Portugal

    In January, 2018, the 12th National Organic Chemistry Meeting (12ENQO) and the 5th National Medicinal Chemistry Meeting (5ENQT) will be taking place in Coimbra, Portugal. The Divisions of Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) will be responsible for the organization of this scientific meeting.

    As in the previous edition of the Meeting, by bringing together, in a single event, authorities of these two important and complementary areas, new synergies are expected to arise. The interdisciplinary nature of this meeting will be reflected in an attractive program comprising Plenary Sessions, Invited Communications, Oral Communications and Poster Communications that will surely attract the interest of a vast audience. There will be plenty of time for casual discussions and exchanges of ideas among the participants.

    Coimbra is a beautiful historical city in the center of Portugal. UNESCO has granted the World Cultural Heritage label to the historical center of this city. In Coimbra, we can find one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, whose students bring life and multiculturalism to the city. It is filled with amazing places, magnificent monuments and many unique traditions. Coimbra is easy to reach from both Lisbon and Porto international airports, by train and bus.

    The deadline for the reception of abstracts & Early-bird registration is the 15th November 2017.

    For more information please contact: 12enqo5enqt@chemistry.pt or visit 12enqo5enqt.eventos.chemistry.pt/

  • 18th Meeting of the Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry: “New Perspectives in Drug Discovery”

    January 23-26, 2018   Salamanca, Spain

    The Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT), member of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC), welcomes you to the 18th meeting “New perspectives in drug discovery”, to be held in Salamanca on January 23-26, 2018.

    This meeting is one of the many events programed to celebrate the 800 years of the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in Spain, founded in 1218. The organizing committee is honoured to warmly invite SEQT members to such an important celebration for our Studii Salamantini and our friendly city of Salamanca, which was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

    The scientific program will include both plenary and invited lectures, as well as short oral communications and flash poster presentations, covering different aspects of drug discovery and development.

    CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

    • Ginés Morata, CSIC-Univ. Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    • Fernanda Borges, University of Porto, Portugal
    • Gabriele Costantino, Università di Parma, Italy
    • Ignacio García-Ribas, Takeda Pharmaceutical International Co., Spain
    • Maria Ángeles Martínez-Grau, DCRT Spain, Lilly, S.A., Spain
    • Juan Carlos Morales, CSIC, Granada, Spain
    • Sergio Moreno, CSIC-University of Salamanca, Spain
    • Christa Müller, Bonn Pharmaceutical Institute, Germany
    • David K. Smith, University of York, United Kingdom

    Early Registration: until November 15, 2017

    For more information please contact: congresoseqt2018@usal.es or visit https://congresoseqt2018.usal.es/en/index.html

  • 1st Alpine Winter Conference on Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry

    January 28 - February 1, 2018    St Anton, Austria

    The “Alpine Winter Conference on Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry” exposes attending scientists to cutting edge synthetic and medicinal chemistry as well as latest developments in technologies that foster innovation in drug discovery. The main target audience for this highly interdisciplinary meeting will include medicinal and synthetic chemists, as well as related drug discovery disciplines from both industry and academia as well as graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs.

    In the spirit of Keystone and Gordon conferences as well as the MBCF (Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation) conference in Steamboat Springs, the format of this meeting provides ample opportunity for attendees to informally interact. The aim is to strengthen existing networks and create new contacts.

    The Conference topics will include:

    • Addressing Preclinical Toxicity – Approaches and Lessons Learned (with panel discussion)
    • Advances in Lead Generation
    • Advances in Synthetic Methods
    • Alternative Modalities
    • Challenges and Opportunities in Fragment Based Drug Discovery
    • Chemical Biology in Drug and Target Discovery
    • Late Stage Functionalization

    Full programme and list of speakers are now available.

    Deadline for abstract submission for poster: November 20, 2017

    Scientific Organising Committee

    Dr Klemens HOEGENAUER (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)
    Dr Karl Heinz KRAWINKLER (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)
    Dr Antonia STEPAN (Pfizer, Cambridge, United States)

    For more information on the conference, please visit the regularly updated website: http://www.alpinewinterconference.org/


  • 25th Young Research Fellows Meeting

    March 5-7, 2018   Orléans, France

    The YRFM Young Research Fellows Meeting is an initiative of the French Medicinal Chemistry Society (SCT). The 25th edition will take place at the University of Orléans (Hall Sully, department DEG, Law, Economics and Management) during three days (March, 5-7th, 2018).
     
    This meeting will bring together young European scientists (PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young academic/industrial confirmed researchers) and will give them the opportunity to present and discuss the latest innovations and future trends in Medicinal Chemistry.
     
    The topics presented cover all aspects of research in medicinal chemistry: the research and validation of biological targets of therapeutic interest, screening, design, optimization and selection of drug candidates, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, metabolism and toxicity (ADME-T: absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, toxicity).
     
    Confirmed speakers:

    • Dr A. Ates, UCB Pharma , Belgium
    • Prof. D. Cantillo, University of Graz , Austria
    • Dr F. Marion, Pierre Fabre Laboratories, France
    • Dr P.A. Driguez, Sanofi , France
    • Prof. N. Willand, University of Lille 2, France

    Many prestigious prizes will be attributed (SCT, ACS, EFMC) for best oral communications, and posters.

    The deadline for the Early-bird registration is the 8th January 2018.

    For more information please contact sylvain.routier@univ-orleans.fr or visit http://www.sct-asso.fr/yrfm.html

    Organised by : Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (France)

  • 54th International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2018)

    July 4-6, 2018   Strasbourg, France

    The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to Strasbourg, France on July 4-6, 2018 for the 54th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2018).

    The congress will be devoted to “Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery”.

    Topics

    1) New opportunities for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases

    • Exploring novel pathways for the next generation drugs
    • Non-small molecule approaches in metabolic & cardiovascular disorders

    2) New breakthroughs in GPCR structure, function and their impact on drug discovery

    • Exploring GPCR heterodimers as a source of drugs
    • New biophysics developments in GPCR structure and function

    3) New modalities for challenging targets in drug discovery

    • Exploring novel chemical space: scaffolds inspired by nature, conjugates, alternative scaffolds, oligonucleotides, macrocyclics and constrained peptides
    • Tackling biological targets from different angles: protein degradation (PROTAC)

    4) Chemical biology in drug discovery: visualizing biological processes

    • Imaging biological targets and cellular processes
    • Probing biological systems with small molecules

    5) Tackling challenges in drug delivery and formulation

    • Making the insoluble soluble
    • Novel solutions to stabilize & deliver peptides/proteins

    6) Case studies: from target validation to novel drugs (all therapeutic areas included)

    Contact person: Dr Dominique Bonnet
    Email: dominique.bonnet@unistra.fr
    Tel: +33(0)368854236
    Fax: +33(0)369854310

    Organised by : Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (France)

  • 22nd European Symposium on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (22nd EuroQSAR)

    September 16-20, 2018   Thessaloniki, Greece

    The European Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (EuroQSAR) Symposia are major scientific events that have been organized in different cities of Europe since 1973. They have the fascinating scope to promote and disseminate advances in rational approaches in drug design and discovery and ensure a worldwide attendance of prominent scientists from both academia and industry.

    The 22nd EuroQSAR 2018 symposium, entitled “Translational and Health Informatics: Implications for Drug Discovery”, will take place September 16-20, 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a Turkish-Greek co-organization and an EFMC sponsored event.

    The symposium will focus on:

    • ADME Prediction and Computational Toxicology for Safer and Efficacious Drugs
    • Big Data Analysis, Cloud Resources and Precision Medicine
    • Binding Kinetics in Drug Discovery
    • Biotechnology Targeted Drug Discovery
    • Cheminformatics / Pharmacoinformatics in the Era of Biological Complexity
    • Computational Biology and Quantum Enzymology
    • Computational Methods for Nanotechnology in Drug Discovery
    • Epigenetic Drug Targets
    • Homology Modelling for Drug Discovery
    • Ligand-Based and Structure-Based Approaches to Drug Design
    • Modelling of Natural Drugs
    • Molecular Dynamic Simulations and Related Methods
    • Multi-Targeting Drug Design
    • New avenues in QSAR Methodology and Applications
    • Protein Target Dynamics for Drug Discovery
    • Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions

    The scientific program of the Symposium will include plenary lectures, keynote lectures, oral communications, companies' workshops, poster presentations and a commercial exhibition.

    Organised by : Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Greece)

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