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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  • 10th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Small-Molecule Modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions (PPIs)

    April 12-15, 2015   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.

    Specific features of PPIs as drug targets - in comparison to conventionally addressing e.g. enzymes - will be discussed, followed by a broad overview of the field, techniques to discover modulators of PPIs,  and – in more detail - a number of case studies on successful PPI intervention will be presented. Speakers include a selection of top-scientists active in the field of PPI, from both industry and academia.

    Course Organisers
    Christian OTTMANN and Luc BRUNSVELD, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    Local Organiser
    Henk TIMMERMAN, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    More information will soon be available on this website and on www.efmcshortcourses.org

    For any questions, please contact administration@efmc.info


  • 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

    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


  • 11th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Engineering of Biopharmaceuticals

    September 27-30, 2015   Oegstgeest (near Leiden), The Netherlands

    This intensive course is intended for scientists with interests in the field of peptide and protein engineering covering interesting topics around synthetic peptides, engineered proteins and therapeutic antibodies. The number of participants will be limited to 35 to assure the possibility for in-depth discussions. The presentations and tutorials will be given by academic and industrial experts in the various topics and will cover broad historical perspectives and in depth details of important engineering technologies. The presenters will also include interesting applications as well as future aspects in an informal approach aiming for high level of interaction of the participants.

    Course Organiser
    Jesper LAU (Novo Nordisk, Denmark)

    Local Organiser
    Henk TIMMERMAN (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    More details on how to register will be available in the coming months.

    For any questions, please contact administration@efmc.info


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