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Monthly Newsletter April 2015

EFMC VIDEOCLIP COMPETITION

Can you explain the importance of Medicinal Chemistry to the general public in just 1 minute? If you’re up to the challenge, you could win up to €500 in the EFMC’s "Why Medicinal Chemistry?" video competition!

Medicinal chemists play a fundamental role in the discovery of novel drugs. By making a short video, you can highlight the importance of Medicinal Chemistry and contribute to increasing the awareness of the general public for our discipline. The closing date is June 30, 2015. The winner and runner-ups will be announced in September 2015 and receive a cash prize and an EFMC Grant for participation in the Frontiers Symposium.

For more information please check the “Why Medicinal Chemistry?” page on the EFMC website.

EFMC GRANTS

The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is funding grants for EFMC organised events with the aim to support the participation of young academic scientists.

To apply for an EFMC grant, please fill in the application form available on the website www.efmc.info and upload your CV, publication list, abstract, motivation letter and support letter from the supervisor.

Deadlines for applying can be found via this link.

FRONTIERS IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY MEETING – September 14-16, 2015 – Antwerp, Belgium

The scientific programme, which will feature a plenary session followed by 9 sessions covering the latest advances in medicinal chemistry, is now available on the website www.frontiers2015.org!

The Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry symposium is co-organised on a biennial basis, as a collaboration between the ACS (American Chemical Society) and the EFMC (European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry). Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry 2015 will be jointly organised by EFMC, ACS and the local Dutch and Belgian organisers: the Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Division of the Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV, Belgium), the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC, Belgium), and the Section Medicinal Chemistry of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV, The Netherlands).

This biennial meeting is a key symposium in its field with traditionally around 300 participants, from industry and academia. The Frontiers Meeting attracts a highly targeted audience composed of experts in drug discovery and development, in particular medicinal and synthetic chemists, together with scientists active in the fields of computer assisted drug design, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, early toxicology, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical development.

Deadlines

  • Deadline for early bird fees is June 2, 2015
  • Deadline for abstract submission for oral communications is June 2, 2015
  • Deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations is July 15, 2015

Find out more about this event here.

NEWS FROM THE BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY SECTOR (BMCS) OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (UK)

2015 BMCS Medicinal Chemistry Lecturship: The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Barry Potter from the University of Bath will give his inaugural lecture at Burlington House, London on Thursday 7th May – details of this and the other lectures in the series will be published shortly.

Still a few places available: 26th Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England on 23rd April 2015 at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield UK

Website:  http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/17306/26th-symposium-on-medicinal-chemistry-in-eastern-england-hatfield-meeting

Closing date for Poster submission is 24th JULY 2015: 18th RSC / SCI Medicinal Chemistry symposium on 13th -16th September 2015, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Website:  http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/17752/18th-sci-rsc-medicinal-chemistry-symposium

THE AUSTRIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, MEDICINAL CHEMICAL SECTION (GÖCH) ANNOUNCES THE VIENNA SUMMER SCHOOL IN DRUG DESIGN

The EFMC sponsored summer school especially focuses on students and professionals who have a clear interest in learning the basics as well as latest developments in Pharmacoinformatics.

This year the program has put an emphasis on open innovation as well as on computational technologies used for the kinetics of ligand binding. During the afternoon sessions the participants will have the opportunity to obtain hands-on training via computational exercises. Further information available at: http://summerschool.europin.at/

THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY (SEQT) ANNOUNCES THE 2nd SEQT YOUNG RESEARCHERS SYMPOSIUM, JUNE 12th, 2015 IN MADRID

The Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT) has the pleasure to invite you to join the 2nd SEQT YOUNG RESEARCHERS SYMPOSIUM 2015. The meeting will take place at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Madrid) the 12th of June 2015. At this event, young scientists (Master and PhD students as well as Postdocs) will have the opportunity to present their work in the form of oral or poster presentations.

This Symposium is a unique chance for young researchers, working on Medicinal Chemistry field, to present their work and to share scientific discussions in a friendly atmosphere.

Don't miss the date:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th of May 2015
  • Late registration deadline: 29th of May 2015

Registration fees:

  • Members of SEQT, or members of one of the EFMC Adhering Organisations: 25 €
  • Non-members: 35 €  

To find out more, check the website http://www.seqt.org/englinf/young.asp

 

EFMC ORGANISED EVENTS

September 14-16, 2015
Antwerp, Belgium
Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

September 27-30, 2015
Oegstgeest (near Leiden), The Netherlands
11th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry

EFMC SPONSORED EVENTS

June 7-10, 2015
Athens, Greece
IXth Joint Meeting in Medicinal Chemistry

September 6-9, 2015
Salerno, Italy
XXIII National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry

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