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Monthly Newsletter June 2016

EFMC-ISMC 2016 - XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, August 28 - September 1, 2016, Manchester, UK

The XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016) is organised by the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the RSC, on behalf of the EFMC. The 2016 edition will continue the tradition of covering recent progress in drug research in major therapeutic areas, including the treatment of pain, CNS disorders, infections, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

In connection with EFMC-ISMC 2016, the EFMC organises the third edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium which will take place on September 1-2 at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (University of Manchester). This Symposium is open to any scientist interested by the topics related to Medicinal Chemistry.

EFMC-ISMC 2016 - XXIV EFMC INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2016, MANCHESTER, UK

Registration is still possible!

Complete information is available on www.efmc-ismc.org, updated on a regular basis.

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3rd EFMC YOUNG MEDICINAL CHEMIST SYMPOSIUM | SEPTEMBER 1-2, 2016

In connection with EFMC-ISMC 2016, the EFMC organises the third edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium which will take place on September 1-2 at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (University of Manchester). This Symposium is open to any scientist interested by the topics related to Medicinal Chemistry.

Due to this connection, the participants registered to EFMC-ISMC 2016 can benefit from a special rate for their participation in EFMC-YMCS 2016, and students can register for free!

Programme

The Programme of the 3rd EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium will include:

  • keynote lectures given by†
    • David Rees (Astex Pharmaceutical, UK)
    • Anthony Wood (Pfizer, US)
  • 14 oral communications by invited prize winners from national young medicinal chemist meetings in Europe
  • 4 oral communications selected from submitted abstracts
  • 20 flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts
  • A poster session open to any young researcher submitting an abstract
  • An exhibition
  • EFMC-YMCS Prizes

Deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations: August 1, 2016

Register and submit your abstract

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2nd Anglo-Croatian Medicinal Symposium on Macrocycles: Medicinal Chemistry and Beyond-the-Rule-of-Five: Monday-Tuesday, 17th to 18th October 2016 at Fidelta, Zagreb, Croatia

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) and the Medicinal Chemistry Section  of the Croatian Society of Chemistry are pleased to announced their 2nd Anglo-Croatian Medicinal Symposium on Macrocycles: Medicinal Chemistry and Beyond-the-Rule-of-Five.

Present your research: Deadlines are 31st July (oral) and 31st August (poster/short talk)

Synopsis:† Are you a young researcher (postgraduate student, postdoctoral fellow or young academic)?† Are you working in the synthesis, biological activity or medicinal chemistry of macrocycles? If you answer yes to both questions, then this is your chance to present your work at a major international symposium. Deadlines are: 31st July for an oral presentation (45 minutes) and 31st August for either a poster presentation or a short oral communication (15 minutes)

Website:† http://www.maggichurchouseevents.co.uk/bmcs/macrocycles-2016.htm

News From the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Croatian Chemical Society

The Medicinal Chemistry Section  of the Croatian Society of Chemistry announces the report from the 5th Meeting of Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Croatian Chemical Society.

Report from the 5th Meeting of Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Croatian Chemical Society

The Fifth Meeting of Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Croatian Chemical Society was held on May 3, 2016 at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. The first lecturer was a special guest, Prof.Dr. Sc. Gabriele Costantino from the University of Parma, Italy. He gave a lecture entitled:  „Design and synthesis of nanomolar inhibitors of Serine-O-Sulphydrilase on route towards new Gram-negative antivirulence agents“. Overview of the major quorum sensing mechanisms and the potential role of sulfur assimilation pathway in crawling phenomena in Gram-negative bacteria was presented. Rational design and synthesis of a series of conformationally restricted small molecules inhibitors of enzymes involved in the last steps of sulfur assimilation pathway; O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase (OASS)-A, OASS-B, and serine acetyltransferase (SAT) has been presented together with the efforts to optimise their PK properties. The subject of the talk was particularly inspiring to the researchers, so the lecture initiated an interesting discussion.

The second lecture was given by Prof.Dr. Sc. Vesna Erakovic Haber from Fidelta Ltd. The title of her lecture was “Translational Research and Biomarkers”. In the enlightening talk, prof. Erakovic Haber gave an explanation and overview of the Translational Research and showed some fascinating examples from Fidelta on anti-inflammatory research using artificial lungs model systems.

The third lecture entitled „Marine Natural Products in the Pharmaceutical Industry" was given by Dr.sc. Marin Roje from the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. Dr. Roje introduced to the audience the magnificant molecular diversity from marine natural products and gave some examples of important molecular structures that have been isolated from marine organisms with potent biological activity. Dr. Roje gave also some information on newly formed center of excellence at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute whose investigation will be focused to the isolation of molecules from marine organisms and investigation of their biological effects.

The Medicinal Chemistry Section  of the Croatian Society of Chemistry announces:

News from the Division Medicinal Chemistry, Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

The division Medicinal Chemistry of the KNCV is pleased to announce:

  • Rob Leurs, appointed member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • Floris Rutjes, chairman of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

Rob Leurs, appointed member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Last month Prof. Rob Leurs was awarded with a fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The Dutch KNAW consists of appr. 500 members, all leading scientists of various disciplines and chosen by peer review from inside and outside the Academy.

Rob Leurs, being a member of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) since 1983, is full professor of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry at the VU University Amsterdam since 2000.

His multidisciplinary research on the relationship between the chemical structure and biological activity of ligands, for example on membrane receptors, enjoys worldwide acclaim. His research is producing information that is crucial to the development of new drugs. Leurs also investigates new routes to combat tropical diseases and has launched his own biotech firm focusing on anti-inflammatory drugs. He takes an innovative approach to his research by adopting the insights and methods of other disciplines, including organic and computational chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and pharmacology. On Monday, September 12th, 2016 he will be installed, together with 15 other new Academy members in the KNAW Trippenhuis in Amsterdam.

Floris Rutjes, chairman of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

Floris Rutjes Last month Prof. Dr Floris Rutjes was officially appointed as the new chairman of the board of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV). Since 1999 Rutjes is full professor synthetic organic chemistry at the de Radboud University in Nijmegen, where he focusses on the synthesis of bioactive compounds and natural products, catalysis, and click and flow chemistry. He has been active in the KNCV for many years, formerly as board member of the sections Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, and since 2014 as vice-chair.

Furthermore, he has been chair of the selection committee of the KNCV Golden Medal Award, a prize he won himself in 2002 for the development of new and sustainable synthetic methods to prepare small bioactive molecules. In addition to an outstanding researcher Rutjes is a successful entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of three spin-off companies and he initiated a national network of Innovation labs (iLabs). He won the award of the most entrepreneurial scientist of The Netherlands in 2008.

 

EFMC ORGANISED EVENTS

September 6-7, 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia
5th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium (EFMC-YMCS 2018)

EFMC SPONSORED EVENTS

January 28 - February 1, 2018
St Anton, Austria
1st Alpine Conference on Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry

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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Basel (UNIBAS), University of Utrecht (UU), PamGene: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UNIBAS), Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (UU), Basel, Utrecht, 's-Hertogenbosch, Switzerland
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Ljubljana (UL), University of Utrecht (UU), PamGene: Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (UL), Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (UU), Ljubljana, Utrecht, 's-Hertogenbosch, Slovenia
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utrecht (UU), University of Ljubljana (UL), PamGene: Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (UU), Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (UL), Utrecht, Ljubljana, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Basel (UNIBAS), University of Ljubljana (UL): Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UNIBAS), Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (UL), Basel, Ljubljana, Switzerland
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Ljubljana (UL), Lund University (ULUND), SARomics, Red Glead: Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (UL), Department of Chemistry (ULUND), Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano (UMIL), Universiteit Utrecht (UU), PamGene: Chemistry (UMIL), Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (UU), Milano, Utrecht, 's-Hertogenbosch, Italy
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano (UMIL), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS-Glycopedia): Chemistry (UMIL), CERMAV (UGA), Milano, Gières, Grenoble, Italy
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Universiteit Utrecht (UU), PamGene: CERMAV (UGA), Department of Chenical Biology & Drug Discovery (UU), Gières, Utrecht, 's-Hertogenbosch, France
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, Universiteit Utrecht (UU), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS): Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (UU), CERMAV (UGA), Utrecht, Gières, Grenoble, The Netherlands 
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Early Stage Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Università degli Studi di Milano (UMIL), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) : CERMAV (UGA), Department of Chemistry (UMIL), Gières, Milano, Grenoble, France
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Research / Senior Scientist Medicinal Chemistry, UCB: Medicinal Chemistry, Braine-L'Alleud, Belgium
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