EFMC Events

The 1st RSC/SGC Symposium on Chemical Biology for Drug Discovery will be held in Oxford (UK), December 8-9, 2009

This two-day symposium brings together chemists and biologists to explore how the interdisciplinary field of chemical Biology is enhancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. The program includes talks from leading scientists in pathway deconvolution, chemical genetics, association of molecular targets with disease, discovery of chemical probes and protein-protein interactions. These will be accompanied by perspectives on the growing trend of academic-industrial collaborations impacting chemical biology for drug discovery.

For further information and for the detailed program go at: www.confsec.co.uk/conferences/CBDD%202009/Index.htm, or contact the Conference Secretariat, Eliane Wellingham, at: esw@confsec.co.uk


The 28th Camerino-Cyprus-Noordwijkerhout Symposium Trekking through receptor chemistry will take place in Camerino (Italy), May 16-20, 2010

The interplay of biological activity and chemical structure is a highly intriguing problem for all scientists involved in the study of bioactive compounds. In the recent past, a number of international symposia on this subject have been held. As the number of symposia seemed to be increasing and a risk of overlap between the different programs was becoming a real threat, the organizers of the Noordwijkerhout (The Netherlands) and of the Camerino (Italy) series of symposia decided to start cooperating closely. This cooperation ensured that since then every two years a Camerino or a Noordwijkerhout Symposium has taken place (1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007) in Camerino and (1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009) in Noordwijkerhout.

Likewise under the auspices of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC), the first Cyprus Symposium was convened in Limassol, Cyprus in 1983. In 2007 it was decided to join the efforts of the Camerino-Noorwijkerhout team and those of the Cyprus group in such a way that each year a symposium in one of the three venues will be organised. In 2008 the 26th Cyprus-Noordwijkerhout-Camerino Symposium in this long lasting series was held in Limassol (Cyprus), the 27th symposium will be held in 2009 in Noordwijkerhout (The Netherlands) and the 28th symposium will be held in 2010 in Camerino (Italy).

The detailed scientific program and further information are available on line at www.unicam.it/farmacia/symposium/index.html


The XX National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of the Division of Italian Chemical Society, will be held in Padova (Italy), September 12-16, 2010

Organizing Committee:

L. Brasili,S. Caffieri, A. Chilin, F. Dall'Acqua (chairman), L. Dalla Via, A. Dolmella, C. Franchini, B. Gatto,G. Innocenti,M. Palumbo
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Padova
Via Marzolo 5
35131 Padova (Italy)

Contact Person:

Francesco Dall'Acqua
Tel: +39 049 827 5708
Fax: +39 049 827 5366
Email: francesco.dallacqua@unipd.it
Organised by : Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (Società Chimica Italiana) (Italy)


The 18th European Symposium on Quantitative Structure – Activity Relationship will take place in Rhodes (Greece), September 19-24, 2010

The European Symposia in QSAR have been taking place since 1973 and constitute major scientific events in the field of rational drug design, with further applications in agricultural or environmental chemistry. The EuroQSAR2010 symposium, entitled "Discovery Informatics and Drug Design" will focus on the latest scientific and technological developments in QSAR and chemoinformatics, continuing the tradition of holding biannual symposia at different European countries.

For updated information please visit the Symposium website at: www.euroqsar2010.gr


XXIst International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, September 5-9, 2010 – Brussels, Belgium


EFMC-ISMC 2010 will be organised by the Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Division of Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV) and the Division for Medicinal Chemistry of the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), on behalf of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC).

This symposium traditionally attracts experts in drug research and development, in particular medicinal and synthetic chemists, combinatorial chemists, molecular modelers, pharmacologists, as well as development chemists. It is is recognized worldwide as one of the leading Medicinal Chemistry meetings, as proven by its large international attendance.

E-mail: edmond.differding@ucb.com

Organised by: European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC)
Organised by: Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Division of Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV) (Belgium)
Organised by: Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), Medicinal Chemistry Division (Belgium)


By Agostino Bruno and Gabriele Costantino



Gabriele Costantino
Univ. Parma, IT

Editorial Committee

Erden Banoglu
Gazi Univ., TR

Leonardo Scapozza
Univ. of Geneve, CH

Wolfgang Sippl
Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, DE

Kristian Stromgaard
Univ. Copenhagen, DK

Mark Lansdell
Pfizer, UK

Executive Committee

Gerhard Ecker President
Roberto Pellicciari Past-Pres.
Koen Augustyns Secretary
Rasmus P.Clausen Treasurer
Javier Fernandez Member
Mark Bunnage Member
Peter Matyus Member

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