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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The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

 
Mission The BMCS aims to further the interests of all members of the RSC, both industrial and academic, involved in the pursuit and understanding of biologically active molecules. It also acts to promote public awareness of the crucial role played by chemistry in the modern industrial environment.
Founded 1995 (Formerly Fine Chemicals & Medicinals Group)
Members 1200
Member profile Academia + Industry
Postal address Stuart Cameron
Concept Life Sciences, Peakdale Science Park
Sheffield Road
SK23 0PG Chapel-en-le-Frith United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (1298) 816 700 Ext. 6841
Fax +44 (1298) 816 701
Website http://www.rsc.org/bmcs
Activities

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) is an interest group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the UK. The annually elected committee is primarily responsible for the organisation of Scientific Meetings and Symposia, supporting educational activities in the UK, and advising the Society on policies that directly affect the BMCS. Specifically, the BMCS aims to further the interests of all members of the RSC, both industrial and academic, involved in the pursuit and understanding of biologically active molecules. The predominant areas include pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, flavours and fragrances. It also acts to promote public awareness of the crucial role played by chemistry in the modern industrial environment.

The BMCS is particularly active in the organisation of Scientific Meetings and does so in collaboration with a wide variety of other groups both within and external to the RSC. In recent years the BMCS has been especially active in promoting some of the important interfacial areas in which chemists are intimately involved. We typically run several meetings each year jointly with the Society for Chemical Industry but we have also held internationally attended meetings with groups the EFMC, the Swedish Pharmaceutical Society, the Swiss Chemical Society and the Societe de Chimie Therapeutique since 2013. Overall we organise up to ten scientific meetings each year. The BMCS also supports educational activities at both primary and secondary school level, such as the running of lectures and day schools, and the provision of equipment.

The BMCS administers two biennial awards, the Malcolm Campbell Award and the Capps-Green-Zomaya Award, which acknowledge major scientific achievements in both academia and industry that have been carried out within the UK. In addition the BMCS publicises medicinal chemistry at universities by funding a ‘BMCS Lectureship’ and also promote and also provide travel bursaries for UK-based postgraduate students undertaking research in medicinal chemistry to attend international symposia.

President Dr Andrew WILLIAMS (Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd.)
Secretary Dr Stuart CAMERON (Concept Life Sciences)
EFMC-Delegate Dr David ALKER (David Alker Associates)

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