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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  • 13th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - A Matter of Time; A Kinetic Perspective on Drug-Target Interactions

    April 23-26, 2017   Oegstgeest (near Leiden), The Netherlands

    In this EFMC short course, experts in the field will provide a firm conceptual framework for the study of target binding kinetics. Tutorials and real life examples will assist the participants in the short course to grasp not only a basic understanding but also to bring home inspiring case studies from both an academic and industrial perspective. The number of participants will be limited to 35 to assure interactive and in-depth discussions.

    Organised by Ad Ijzerman, Laura Heitman and Henk Timmerman

    Confirmed Speakers

    • Prof. Helena DANIELSON (UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, Uppsala, Sweden)
    • Dr Liesbeth DE LANGE (UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    • Dr Wilbert DE WITTE (UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    • Dr Matthias FRECH (MERCK, Darmstadt, Germany)
    • Dr Laura HEITMAN (UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    • Prof. Ad P. IJZERMAN (UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    • Prof. Georges VAUQUELIN (VUB, Brussel, Belgium)

  • Previous Courses

    1st EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Improving Compound Quality
    March 22-25, 2009
    Organised by Han van den Waterbeemd and Henk Timmerman

    2nd EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Safety and Attrition
    April 11-14, 2010
    Organised by Alan Stobie and Henk Timmerman

    3rd 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

    4th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Safety and Attrition
    December 7-9, 2012
    Organised by Alan Stobie and Henk Timmerman

    5th 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

    8th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Engineering of Biopharmaceuticals
    March 16-19, 2014
    Organised by Jesper Lau and Henk Timmerman

    9th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Principles of Molecular Recognition
    October 26-29, 2014
    Organised by George Keseru, Andrew Leach and Henk Timmerman

    10th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Small-Molecule Modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions (PPIs)
    April 12-15, 2015
    Organised by Luc Brunsveld, Christian Ottman and Henk Timmerman

    11th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Engineering of Biopharmaceuticals - Cancelled
    September 27-30, 2015
    Organised by Jesper Lau and Henk Timmerman

    12th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Modulation of Enzymes; Epigenetics and Beyond
    April 24-27, 2016
    Organised by Gerhard Müller, Anita Wegert and Henk Timmerman


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