EFMC Sponsored Event

May 13-15, 2024
Biarritz, France

The ESBOC Symposia (European Symposia in Bio-Organic Chemistry), established by Cedric Hassall in 1967, has previously taken place each May at Gregynog Hall, in mid-Wales.

Following our decision to hold ESBOC in Continental Europe in alternate years, the next ESBOC Symposium will be held at the Belambra Anglet ‘La Chambre d’Amour’ in Biarritz France, from May 13th to 15th May 2024. The meeting is being co-organised with the ChemBioEurope network.

The Chair is Helen Hailes (University College London), the Vice-Chair Olalla Vázquez (Marburg University), and Boris Vauzeilles (Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS) as the previous chair.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:

  • Lena Daumann (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  • Anna Barnard (Imperial College London)
  • Megan Wright (University of Leeds)
  • Thomas Carell (LMU München)
  • Vitor Pinheiro (KU Leuven)
  • Chris Willis (University of Bristol)
  • Sébastien Gouin (Nantes University)
  • Russell Cox (Leibniz University)
  • Laurence Mulard (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
  • Maja Köhn (University of Freiburg)
  • Javier Montenegro (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Early bird registration fees available until 15 March 2024. The fee includes conference registration, accommodation for 2 nights 13 and 14th May, and meals for the duration of the symposium.


Prof Flitsch
Tel: +44 (0)161 3065100

May 16, 2024
Saarbrücken, Germany

The HIPS symposium 2024 brings together renowned scientists and young investigators from pharmaceutical research, mainly focusing on the areas of natural products, medicinal chemistry, bioinformatics and drug delivery. It provides a forum for scientists to exchange ideas while crossing boundaries of classical disciplines. The event comprises scientific lectures by leading experts in the field, short lectures (talk-upgrades will be offered to poster contributors), and poster sessions. All lectures will also be broadcasted for remote participants.

  • Registration : hips.saarland/symposium/
  • Registration deadline for on-site participation (and posters): April 12, 2024
  • Registration for remote participants open until: May 10, 2024

Symposium day schedule:
9:00 - 17:00 h (CEST)
Scientific presentations by invited speakers, short talks and poster presentations.

Confirmed speakers

  • Ian Gilbert - University of Dundee
    Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases
  • Mohammad Seyedsayamdost - Princeton University
    Natural Product Antibiotics: Past, Present, Future
  • Chris Schofield - Oxford University
    Metallo-enzymes: from Mechanisms to Medicines
  • Emma Schymanski - LCSB
    Environmental Cheminformatics: Finding Meaningful Hits Among Millions of Chemicals
  • Anja Bojsen - Technical University of Denmark
    Small Devices for Infection Research: Drug Delivery, in vitro Systems and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring


EFMC Sponsored Event

May 16, 2024
Virtual Event

Covalent binding has emerged as a key strategy in contemporary drug discovery. This online, half-day meeting will bring together experts from both academia and industry to discuss recent advances in using covalent small molecules to target challenging protein targets.

The BMCS Hot Topics online meetings are intended to highlight breaking areas of research in fields of science relevant to drug discovery. They will run as stand-alone half-day virtual events, 2-3 times per year. The programme will be targeted towards researchers working who would like to enhance their understanding of these nascent or developing fields.

To register, please this link.

May 23-25, 2024
Warsaw, Poland

Ater our previous Interdisciplinary Conference on Drug Sciences, ACCORD2022, which was considered a scientific and organizational success, we are excited to inform you that now we are working to organize the second conference in this series, ACCORD 2024, which will be held in Warsaw on May 23-25, 2024

Important Deadlines

  • Deadline for Abstracts Submission: March 31
  • Registration Deadline: April 15

Have a look at the conference programme

Organised by:
  • Polish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Poland)

May, 2024
Szeged, Hungary

Contact personAntal Lopata - +36-1-4110492 - lopata@chemicro.hu

Organised by:
  • Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Division (OMCD) of the Hungarian Chemical Society (HCS) (Hungary)

May 30, 2024
Sanofi Campus, Gentilly, France

This One-Day Thematic Meeting on «Targeted Protein Degradation: past, current and future strategies» organized by the Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (SCT) is at the frontier of developing new health technologies for the benefit of patients. This one-day symposium is a great opportunity for 8 European and US “Targeting Protein Degradation” experts from academy and industry to share recent results from their research.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof D. Nomura (Berkeley, US)
  • Dr M. Schroeder (Novartis, CH)
  • Prof N. Thomä (Lausanne University, CH)
  • Dr E. Morreale (Crick Institute, UK)
  • Prof I. Dikic (Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, DE)
  • Dr M. Koegl (Boehringer Ingelheim, AT)
  • Dr S. Jegham (Sanofi, FR)
  • Dr K. McAulay (Dundee University, UK)
  • Prof A.-S. Voisin-Chiret (Caen University, FR)

Organizing Committee


  • Y. Foricher (SANOFI & SCT)
  • G. Laconde (OXELTIS & SCT)
  • JY Ortholand (Edelris & SCT)
  • M Duca (CNRS & SCT)

Organised by:
  • French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique, SCT) (France)

June 2024
Niš, Serbia

Contact personProf. Dr. Dušan Sladic - office@shd.org.rs

Organised by:
  • Serbian Chemical Society, Division of Medicinal Chemistry (Serbia)

EFMC Sponsored Event

June 4-5, 2024
Virtual Event

Synthesis is at the heart of drug discovery and development. The industry has increasingly demanded higher quality clinical candidates and has sought to exploit less druggable biological targets. Densely functionalised small molecules with a high degree of synthetic complexity are often the result of these demands. Successful programmes therefore require the application of innovative synthesis in all stages of discovery and development. The medicinal chemist’s toolbox is also enhanced by the introduction of novel bioisosteres, often made available only through the application of new synthetic methods. This symposium aims to celebrate the crucial role of synthesis in the success of drug discovery and development.


  • Oral Presentation: February 9, 2024
  • Flash Talk & Poster asbtracts submission: March 1, 2024


To register, please follow this link.

To submit an abstract, please follow this link.

June 10-11, 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This event is aimed at enabling networking with industry, academia and women at different career stages, scientific presentations and motivational workshops on themes relevant to women and allies undertaking a career in Organic Chemistry.

Following the success of a US event ‘Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry’ EWOC, which first took place 2019, a group of scientists in Europe decided to organise a similar initiative as a ‘sister’ event, which was held at the Manchester Conference Centre in June 2023.

Recent data and publications show a persistent lack of women pursuing and maintaining careers in Organic Chemistry.  Evidence indicates that providing an opportunity for women to meet, network, and share scientific and career strategies is one effective approach to encourage women to enter and maintain careers in science.

This is a not-for-profit event, supported through sponsorship and industrial registration fees.

  • Registration is FREE to any chemist studying towards a PhD in Chemistry at a European University
  • Academic Postdoctoral researchers can register FREE if they present a poster. 
    However, places are limited, so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Academic Postdoctoral researchers  not presenting a poster will be charged £50 (+ vat) registration fee.
    If you are able to pay the registration fee, this will enable more students / academics to present a poster and attend without charge  – thank you.
  • Industrial Participants / Academic Faculty members will be charged £195 (+ vat) (Early bird £175 before March 10th)
  • Male participants are welcome to submit a poster – please contact us


Scientific Update Ltd

EFMC Sponsored Event

June 10-11, 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This event is aimed at enabling networking with industry, academia and women at different career stages, scientific presentations and motivational workshops on themes relevant to women and allies undertaking a career in Organic Chemistry.

Following the success of a US event ‘Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry’ EWOC, which first took place 2019, a group of scientists in Europe decided to organise a similar initiative as a ‘sister’ event, which was held at the Manchester Conference Centre in June 2023.

Recent data and publications show a persistent lack of women pursuing and maintaining careers in Organic Chemistry.  Evidence indicates that providing an opportunity for women to meet, network, and share scientific and career strategies is one effective approach to encourage women to enter and maintain careers in science.

This is a not-for-profit event, supported through sponsorship and industrial registration fees.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Susannah Coote (University of Bath) 
  • Hossay Abas (Cancer Research Horizons)
  • Francesca Paradisi (University of Bern)
  • Giulia Bergonzini (AstraZeneca)
  • Cayetana Zarate (Janssen)
  • Syuzanna Harutyunyan (University of Groningen) 

June 13, 2024
Vienna, Austria

Award lecture by Dr. Werngard Czechitzky

Contact personMichael Schnürch - Michael.schnuerch@tuwien.ac.at 

Organised by:
  • Austrian Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Section (Austria)

June 14,2024
Graz, Austria

Award lecture by Dr. Werngard Czechitzky

Contact personRolf Breinbauer - breinbauer@tugraz.at

Organised by:
  • European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC)

June 20, 2024
Virtual Event

The Organization Pharmaceutical Research Institute is organizing the 4th online symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This symposium will bring together the pharmaceutical and medicinal chemists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and surrounding countries.

Contact personDr Martin Kondža - +38736312791 - pharm.ifi@gmail.com

Organised by:
  • Organization Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

June 27 to June 28, 2024
Navarra, Spain

The Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT), The University of Navarra and the center of applied medicinal research (CIMA) are organizing the XIV SEQT Minisymposium: New advanced therapies. Synthetic Biology in Medicinal Chemistry to be held in June, 2024 in Navarra (Spain).

Contact personMercedes Martín Martínez - seqt@iqm.csic.es

Organised by:
  • Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Sociedad Española de Química Terapéutica) (Spain)

EFMC Certified School

June 30 - July 4, 2024
Urbino, Italy

The mission of the ESMEC is to provide participants, PhD students and junior researchers from both academia and industry, with the most recent advances in the field of medicinal and organic chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and analytical/ structural chemistry. This idea is aimed to reflect the current scenario of medicinal chemistry being a truly transdisciplinary approach, where the advances in knowledge are driven by the medicinal chemist’s ability to translate into new molecular concepts and into novel molecular entities the amount of information created by molecular medicine, pharmacology, molecular biology, systems biology.

For these reasons, the School is directed to participants at a graduated and post-graduated level, in chemistry but also in pharmacology or biology, who are keen to explore the interdisciplinary context of current cutting-edge research in medicinal chemistry.

To achieve these very ambitious goals, the School is organized into thematic sessions, each of them constructed around a series of lectures, followed by practical workshops.

This Year the Scientific Programme includes the following topics:

  • Make it Unbreakable! Covalent Approach in Drug Discovery
  • Click-and-Tag: How Bioorthogonal Chemistry is Transforming Drug Discovery
  • Unusual Elements and Functional Groups Shaping the Future of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Market Watch: New Drug Approval in 2023 and Synthetic Strategies

EFMC Sponsored School

July 1-5, 2024
Pivot Park Oss, The Netherlands

During this course you will learn about the most important aspects of the preclinical stages of modern drug discovery, some of these subject contain:

  • Principles and challenges of drug discovery
  • Different phases of drug discovery
  • Conventional and novel therapeutic modalities
  • Target identification and validation
  • Assay development and hit finding through high-throughput screening
  • Importance of hit triaging and validation of target engagement
  • Medicinal chemistry and hit & lead optimization
  • ADMET, animal PoC
  • Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls 
  • Regulatory affairs 
  • IP generation and 
  • Clinical studies

The course will be organized jointly by Radboud University (Nijmegen), Pivot Park Life Science campus (Oss) and HAN University of Applied Sciences (Nijmegen). The content of the lectures is designed by academic and industry experts in the field of early drug discovery and the course is a combination of lectures, seminars, group assignments and visits to companies active in pharmaceutical R&D located on Pivot Park Life Science Campus.


  • Prof. F.P.J.T. Rutjes
  • Dr. P. Hermkens
  • Dr. J. Rasmussen-Dietvorst

After successful completion of this course you will understand how drugs are discovered and developed, the different phases, in general terms, of drugs discovery, the basic principles of medicinal chemistry, and the importance of factors for a molecule to become a drug.

Please be aware that this course takes place in Pivot Park Oss. Pivot Park Oss is Europe's leading biopharmaceutical campus situated in the city Oss. Oss is a conveniently accessible city, reachable by car and also by a 20-minute train ride from Nijmegen Central Station. The Oss station is just a 5-minute walk from the Pivot Park campus. You are free to join the social activities with the other Summer School participants, but be aware of your extra travel time. 

July, 2024
Eger or Hajduszoboszló, Hungary

Biannual meeting og the Hungarian organic and pharmaceutical chemists.

Contact personGyörgy Keglevich - + 36 30 5449791 - Keglevich.gyorgy@vbk.bme.hu

Organised by:
  • Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Division (OMCD) of the Hungarian Chemical Society (HCS) (Hungary)

EFMC Sponsored Event

July 3-5, 2024
Bordeaux, France

The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to Bordeaux, France on July 3-5, 2024 for the 58th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2024).

The congress will be devoted to "Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery" and will feature 20 plenary lectures and 6 short lectures.

As for previous editions of RICT, the scientific committee will ensure the high quality and diversity of the scientific programme together with the accessibility of the meeting to PhD/post-doc and local Master students. For the latter, an advantageous registration fee will be proposed. 

In addition, a poster session will provide the opportunity for all participants to present their current results. Poster prizes will be attributed at the end of the meeting.

A limited number of grants will be funded by the SCT and Corporate Sponsors to support the participation of young academic scientists presenting a poster at the conference. Find out more.

Moreover, a special career session will be organised with industrial and academic participants.

We look forward welcoming you in Bordeaux!

Organised by:
  • French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique, SCT) (France)

July 7-11, 2024
Dublin, Ireland

The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) is delighted and honoured to be organising the 9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC-9), to be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 7th – 11th July, 2024.


The 9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress will have an exciting scientific programme with world-leading plenary speakers, invited speakers and short oral presentations, supplemented with a series of poster presentations, focused around eight scientific themes:

  • Advances in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (including Asymmetric Methodology, Inorganic Methodology, Green Synthetic Methodologies)
  • Catalysis (including Organometallic Catalysis, Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, Photoredox Catalysis, Electrocatalysis)
  • Chemistry Meets Biology For Health (including Medicinal, Bioinorganic, Bioorganometallic, Radiochemistry, Food and Nutrition)
  • Education, History, Cultural Heritage, and Ethics in Chemistry
  • Energy, Environment and Sustainability (including Emerging Sustainable Chemistry, Technologies, Biomass Valorisation, Green Synthetic Methodologies, Circular Bioeconomy, Food)
  • Nanochemistry/Materials (including Organic and Inorganic, Material Science, Devices, Circuits, Systems, Neuromorphic Networks, and Bio-Inspired Computing)
  • Physical, Analytical and Computational Chemistry (including Physical chemistry of materials, Advances in physical chemistry and new techniques, New analytical methodologies and applications, Sensors, Theory and applications of computational chemistry and Machine Learning/AI)
  • Supramolecular Chemistry (including Chirality, Molecular Machines, Dissipative Systems, MOFs, Molecular Nanotopology, Sensors, Metallo-Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Logic, Host-Guest Chemistry, Self-Assembly Materials and Higher Order Structures)

The programme will feature dedicated sessions organised by the EuChemS European Young Chemists´ Network of EuChemS (EYCN) and the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI), and will be completed by a series of joint seminars and mini-symposia on:

  • New strategies and requirements for analytical chemistry in environmental assessment
  • Homogeneous catalysis and applications in synthesis
  • Recent advances in pharmaceutical chemistry and manufacturing

Deadlines & Registrations 

Oral and Poster Abstract deadline: Friday, 8th December, 2023
Early bird registration: 8th March, 2024

And for more information: https://euchems2024.org/

EFMC Sponsored Event

July 12, 2024
Madrid, Spain

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you, in this 10th Anniversary, to the X Symposium of Medicinal Chemistry Young Researchers, organized by the Spanish Society of Therapeutic Chemistry (SEQT). This event will take place in the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Pablo, Madrid.

As in other editions, this Symposium is aimed at giving the opportunity to Post-doc, PhD students, Master’s degree, and Bachelor’s degree students to show and discuss their results. Registration is also open to both junior and senior researchers. 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr Chiara Borsari (University of Milan, Italy) 
  • Dr Ana Oliveira (University of Porto, Portugal)

Deadline for abstract submission: June 7th, 2024

Any query you may have please send us an email to: seqt.ecs@seqt.org

Organised by:
  • Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Sociedad Española de Química Terapéutica) (Spain)

July 15 to July 19, 2024
Porto, Portugal

A transnational and transdisciplinary team was gathered from this Faculty or foreign Universities, within the scope of your training in Medicinal Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

The course in face-to-face format, together with the e-learning component, proposes to address cross-cutting topics, with importance for various scientific areas in drug discovery and development.

Contact personEmília Sousa - esousa@ff.up.pt

Organised by:
  • Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society (Portugal)

EFMC Sponsored Event

July 22-23, 2024
Galway, Ireland

This 2-day conference will focus on the chemistry of peptides, glycans, nucleic acids and metabolites and will feature a selection of international and national speakers. There will also be a poster session and the opportunity for early career researchers to present a short talk. 

The chemical biology community in Ireland is a small tight-knit group and this conference serves to further develop our links internationally and to ensure that our young researchers get to interact with their national and international peers and be inspired by leading scientists at the cutting-edge of this fascinating interdisciplinary area of research. It would be a pleasure if you were able to join us in 2024. 

All participants are encouraged to present a poster. There will also be six 20-minute presentation slots for early-career researchers (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates and emerging investigators). More information on abstract submission (deadlines, template and an upload facility) can be found under the Abstract Submission tab. Deadlines are indicated below:

  • Friday April 12th 2024:   For early-career researchers with consideration for a 20-minute presentation slot. 
  • Friday June 21st 2024:   For all delegates who would like to present a poster presentation. 

Have a look at the programme and confirmed speakers

August 18-21, 2024
Denver, Colorado

August 22, 2024
Basel, Switzerland

The event provides an innovative platform to exchange on the various aspects of drug development with a focus on peptides.

Contact personNina Hartrampf - nina.hartrampf@chem.uzh.ch

Organised by:
  • Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) (Switzerland)

EFMC Certified School

August 25-29, 2024
Bergün, Switzerland

The Swiss Summer Schools are multi-day out-of-town EFMC Certified Schools for students (MSc, PhD & post-doc level) and senior researchers with a strong interest in the fields of chemical biology or organic synthesis.

They offer a great platform for the exchange with experts and peers from academia and industry in a wonderful Alpine environment. The students are welcome to actively involve themselves in the programme by presenting a poster or a short communication.


  • Prof. Paola Arimondo
    Institut Pasteur, FR
  • Prof. Stefan Arold
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, SA
  • Dr Guido Koch
    Amphilix, SynpleChem, eMolecules, CH
  • Prof. Anna Mapp
    University of Michigan, USA
  • Prof. Brian Paegel
    University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Prof. Ben Schumann
    Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof. Dirk Trauner
    University of Pennsylvania, USA

Register and Submit your abstract!


  • Deadline for registration: June 30, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance with type of contribution (poster, oral communication) : July 22, 2024

Conference Secretariat
Phone: +41 31 306 92 92

Organised by:
  • Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) (Switzerland)

August 28-30, 2024
Coimbra, Portugal

Dear Colleagues, Dear Researchers,

The GP2A (Group for the Promotion of Pharmaceutical chemistry in Academia) is delighted to announce the opening of the registration for the 32nd Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 28-30th August 2024.

The meeting will take place at the Auditório da Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra, R. Larga 3000, 3000-370 Coimbra.

Please discover the Confirmed Speakers.

For more information about the GP2A network, please feel free to visit our website: www.gp2a.org

We look forward to welcoming you to Coimbra.

Assist. Prof. Vânia M. Moreira, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. Pascal Marchand, Nantes Université – France, President of GP2A

September, 2024

Contact personJános Éles - +36-1-4314102 - j.eles@richter.hu

Organised by:
  • Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Division (OMCD) of the Hungarian Chemical Society (HCS) (Hungary)

EFMC Symposium

September 1-5, 2024
Rome, Italy

The EFMC is the main organisation for the European Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology community, with 30 member societies and about 9.000 members. Its biennial EFMC-ISMC is a key symposium in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery and it traditionally attracts around 1.000 participants both from industry and academia. The most recent EFMC-ISMC meeting took place in France (Nice, 2022).

The 2024 programme will include:

Three parallel sessions with different themes:

  1. Chemical Biology
  2. Drug Discovery Projects
  3. Technologies

In addition, the programme contains five open sessionsFirst Time Disclosures (I & II)Late Breaking News/Recent DevelopmentsHighlights in Medicinal Chemistry as well as a special session on Early Career Women in Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology. For these sessions, the talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

For most of the below topics, two slots in the programme will be available for an oral communication selected out of the submitted abstracts.


Calendar of Abstract Submissions

  • Deadline for Oral Communication submission and free Poster submission: March 21, 2024, 24:00 CET
  • Announcement of the accepted oral communications: mid May 2024
  • After March 21 and until June 20, 2024, abstracts for Posters can still be submitted, but with a handling fee of 50,00€

Registration Fees

  • Early-bird registration deadline: March 21, 2024
    Payment of the Early-bird fee is required by April 5, 2024 in order to remain applicable.
  • Standard registration deadline: July 2, 2024
  • Late registration deadline: September 1, 2024
Organised by:
  • Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (Divisione di Chimica Farmaceutica - Società Chimica Italiana, DCF-SCI) (Italy)
  • European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC)

EFMC Symposium

September 5-6, 2024
Rome, Italy

The 11th edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium will be held in Rome, Italy on September 5-6, 2024 and will be organised by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the EFMC Young Scientists Network (YSN). The event will be organised in connection with the XXVIII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2024).

Participants will be requested to comply to the COVID-19 safety & health guidelines which will be applicable at the time of the event.

This short symposium has the aim of:

  • creating a network of young European investigators
  • stimulating young European investigators to share their scientific work with peers and inspiring leaders in the field
  • creating competition and excellence within Europe by selecting the European Champion in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

The Programme of the 11th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists’ Symposium will include:

  • keynote lectures given by inspiring leaders in the field, with ample time for interaction with the speakers
  • oral communications by invited prize winners from national young medicinal chemist meetings in Europe
  • flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts
  • a poster session open to any young researcher submitting an abstract
  • an exhibition
  • prizes

The scientific programme will also be completed by a series of soft-skill training activities provided to you by the EFMC Young Scientists Network.

We look forward to meet you all!

The EFMC-YMCS Organising Committee

Organised by:
  • European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC)

September 16-18, 2024
Gdansk, Poland

  • Chair: Anita Kornicka, PhD DSc;
  • Deputy-Chair: Marcin M''.chr('261').''czy''.chr('324').''ski, PhD DSc, Assoc. Prof.;
  • Deputy-Chair: ''.chr('321').''ukasz Balewski, PhD
  • Secretaries: Aleksandra Jali''.chr('324').''ska, MSc; Krystyna Sychta
  • Members: Piotr ''.chr('346').''wi''.chr('261').''tek, PhD DSc, Assoc. Prof.; Sylwia Szulta, PhD,  Patrycja ''.chr('379').''elechowska, MSc

Contact Person:

Anita Kornicka
(+48) 58 349 19 51

Organised by:
  • Polish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Poland)

EFMC Sponsored Event

September 16-17, 2024
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Artificial Intelligence is experiencing a renaissance in the development of new methods and practical applications to ongoing challenges in Chemistry. Following the successes of five annual “Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry” meetings starting in 2018, we are pleased to announce that the Chemical Information & Computer Applications Group (CICAG) and Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry are once again organising a conference to present the current advances in AI and machine learning in Chemistry. The meeting will be held over two and half days and combine aspects of artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods to applications in chemistry. The programme will include a mixture of keynote talks, panel discussion, oral presentations, flash presentations, posters and opportunities for open debate, networking and discussion.

EFMC Sponsored School

September 18-20, 2024
Rimini, Italy

The SSPA is an International School that caters to PhD students, young researchers, and professionals from research institutes and private companies. The focus of the upcoming event is “New therapeutic approaches, new analytical challenges: peptide- and protein-based drugs”.

Here is the list of SSPA2024 main topics:

  • Current status and perspectives of biological/biotechnological drugs
  • Analytical challenges for emerging biotechnological drugs with increasing complexity
  • Cleaning Verification
  • GMP characterization of peptides, proteins, and antibodies
  • Analytical approaches for glycosylation profiling
  • Stability studies
  • Multi-Attribute Methods (MAMs)
  • LBA method development and validation
  • Analysis of antibodies in biological matrices
  • Bioanalysis of antibody-drug conjugates
  • Analytical method for the evaluation of immunogenicity
  • Case studies

Fourteen renowned experts from the industrial and academic sectors will deliver lectures on specific topics.

The School's social activities are planned to promote networking and interaction between participants and lecturers. Due to this, the number of participants in attendance is limited to 80 to maximize these aspects.

Join us in Rimini and take advantage of this opportunity to expand your knowledge of advanced pharmaceutical analysis, approaches, and challenges.


Marina Naldi

September 19-20, 2024
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Synthesis and Analysis of Drugs (Syntéza a analýza lé''.chr('269').''iv) is an annual conference held alternately in the Czech and the Slovak Republic. It has a long tradition dating back to 1966. The conference covers all aspects of medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical analysis, including adjoining fields such as biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, and related disciplines.


  • Early bird registration: June 30, 2024
  • Conference fee payment: July 31, 2024
  • Abstract submission: July 31, 2024
Please follow this link to register.
Please find more information here.

September 22, 2024
Graz, Austria

Minisymposium on Organic and Medicinal Chemistry – Satellite event to the Austrian Chemistry Days

Contact personWalter Schneider - office@goech.at

Organised by:
  • Austrian Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Section (Austria)

EFMC Sponsored Event

September 22-26, 2024
Barcelona, Spain

EuroQSAR Symposia are taking place since 1973 and constitute major scientific events in the field of computational drug design, with further applications in agricultural and environmental sciences.

The 24th EuroQSAR Symposium, entitled "Synergizing AI and Multiscale Modeling for Drug Discovery", is organised on behalf of QCMS and is chaired by Jordi Mestres (University of Girona).


  • Deadline for Oral Communication and Early-Bird registration: June 6, 2024
  • Deadline for Poster Submission: July 31, 2024


  • Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery
  • Generative Models
  • Hansch & Fujita Awards
  • New Drug Modalities
  • New Trends in Molecular Dynamics
  • Protein Design
  • QSAR without Borders
  • Synthetic Data
  • Target-Oriented Drug Discovery
  • The Challenges Ahead
  • Translational Safety
  • Ultra-Large Chemical Spaces

Discover the full programme.

For more information please contact: 
Symposium Secretariat
LD Organisation srl
Rue Michel de Ghelderode 33/2
B-1348, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 
Phone: +32 10 45 47 77

September 23 to September 25, 2024
Graz, Austria


Contact personWalter Schneider - office@goech.at

Organised by:
  • Austrian Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Section (Austria)

EFMC Sponsored Event

September 24, 2024
Virtual Event

Free event packed with talks covering the hottest topics in chemical biology. Jointly organised between the Technical University of Munich, Leiden University, and ChemBioChem (Chemistry Europe).


  • Prof. Kate Carrol (The Scripps Research Institute, US)
  • Prof. Kai Johnsson (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, DE)

October, 2024
Mátrafüred, Hungary

Contact person : Hedvig Bölcskei - +36-1-463-2111 - bolcskei.hedvig@vbk.bme.hu

Organised by:
  • Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Division (OMCD) of the Hungarian Chemical Society (HCS) (Hungary)

EFMC Sponsored Event

October 2-4, 2024
Verona, Italy

The key role of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in human disease underpins their importance to modern medicine. We are pleased to hold this 9th meeting in the series on GPCR drug discovery, which combines cutting edge medicinal chemistry with innovative structural biology and novel drug design approaches.

The meeting will consist of:

  • Case studies in GPCR drug discovery and development
  • Structural biology advances and impact on drug design
  • Showcasing multiple modalities and drug discovery approaches to modulating GPCRs

Also: poster session – trade exhibition opportunities – two evening dinners and vineyard visit – accommodation agency booking service.


  • Oral Communication submission: June 28, 2024
  • Poster abstract submission: August 6, 2024

To register, please follow this link.

To submit an abstract, please follow this link.

EFMC Certified School

October 13-18,2024
Leysin, Switzerland

This five-day Medicinal Chemistry School that is organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society focuses on most modern aspects associated with small molecule drug discovery, highlighting the methodologies and technologies supporting hit generation, lead finding and lead optimization campaigns.

As in previous years, the teaching content is targeted at young scientists working in the area of medicinal chemistry, but also from flanking disciplines such as biochemistrypharmacypharmacology, or biophysics from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Given the broad spectrum and the timeliness of scientific topics discussed, the course also provides a valuable opportunity for advanced medicinal chemists to get acquainted with most recent developments in e.g. the medicinal chemistry of novel target families, novel compound classes, and most modern optimization paradigms. In addition, a number of PhD students and postdocs are able to attend to receive a broad overview on scientific disciplines involved in modern drug discovery.

The event is thematically structured along key topics of strategic relevance for medicinal chemistry that will be presented by opinion leaders in the field. The teaching content is further intensified by hands-on tutorials in which the theoretical learning’s can immediately be applied to real life problems of pre-clinical drug discovery.

Dr. Gerhard Müller, Spirochem
Dr. Katarzyna Borsuk, ZoBio ( )

Symposium Secretariat
SCS Head Office
+41 31 306 92 92

Organised by:
  • Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) (Switzerland)

October 26 to October 28, 2024
İzmir, Turkey

VII National Pharmaceutical Chemistry Congress, organized biennially by our association, will be held in ''.chr('304').''zmir between 26-28 October 2024, hosted by Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy.

Contact personProf. Dr. Zeynep Alagöz - zates@pharmacy.ankara.edu.tr

Organised by:
  • Turkish Association of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Turkey)

EFMC Symposium

January 29-31, 2025
Basel, Switzerland

The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the Swiss Chemical Society, Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) will be organising the International Symposium on Chemical Biology (EFMC-ISCB) on January 29-31, 2025 in Basel, Switzerland.  

Taking over the successful series launched by the NCCR Chemical Biology, the meeting will continue its tradition of high scientific quality and bring together leading scientists to showcase the latest advances in the field of chemical biology. The symposium will be co-chaired by two prominent scientists in the field. The programme will include plenary and invited lectures, short communications selected from submitted abstracts, a poster session, and a commercial exhibition - with ample time for discussion and networking.

Organised by:
  • European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC)
  • Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) (Switzerland)

March 23-27, 2025
San Diego, California

August 17-21, 2025
Washington, District of Columbia

EFMC Symposium

August 31-September 4, 2025
Porto, Portugal
Organised by:
  • European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC)
  • Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society (Portugal)

EFMC Symposium

September 6-10, 2026
Basel, Switzerland