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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  • 8th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Engineering of Biopharmaceuticals

    March 16-19, 2014   Oegstgeest (near Leiden), The Netherlands

    This intensive course is intended for scientists working in the field, and the presentations will be given by senior scientists from industry and academia. The number of participants will be limited to 35, to favour in depth discussion. Should the number of applications exceed the maximum, preference will be given to applicants from EFMC adhering countries and employees of EFMC corporate members. Upon special request to the organizers (only based on financial conditions and supported by an argued recommendation of the head of the department of the applicant) a limited number (maximum 3) applicants from academia may be admitted at a reduced fee.

    Course Organiser
    Jesper LAU, NovoNordisk, Denmark

    Local Organiser
    Henk Timmerman, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Previous Courses

    First EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Improving Compound Quality
    March 22-25, 2009
    Organised by Han van den Waterbeemd and Henk Timmerman

    Second EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Safety and Attrition
    April 11-14, 2010
    Organised by Alan Stobie and Henk Timmerman

    Third EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Principles and Applications of in vitro Pharmacology in Drug Discovery for Medicinal Chemists
    April 10-13, 2011
    Organised by Mike Trevethick and Henk Timmerman

    Fourth EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Safety and Attrition
    December 7-9, 2012
    Organised by Alan Stobie and Henk Timmerman

    Fifth EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Target Selection through Application of Chemical and Systems Biology
    April 1-4, 2012
    Organised by Thomas Klabunde, Brian Harms and Henk Timmerman

    6th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Improving Compound Quality: Physical Chemistry and DMPK Properties in Drug Discovery. Principles, Assays and Predictions
    October 21-24, 2012
    Organised by Kevin Beaumont and Henk Timmerman

    7th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry: "Principles of Molecular Recognition"
    April 21-24, 2013
    Organised by George Keseru and Henk Timmerman

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