EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline

The Young Scientists Network (YSN) of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) decided to launch MedChemBioOnline, a series of monthly webinars which will mix science, soft-skills trainings and round table discussions.

This series of webinars has been created to meet the current needs of our scientific community to continue interacting and sharing ideas and innovation, as well as providing early career scientists with opportunities to listen to outstanding scientists and expand their knowledge. 

What do you want to see next? 

We are really keen to hear your feedback, receive ideas for soft-skill trainings or speakers' suggestions. 

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The tentative programme of the 2nd MedChemBioOnline will consist of:

Dr Clemens Zwergel (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Mr Matic Proj (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • 17.00 | Keynote Lecture by Prof. Arun K. Ghosh (Purdue University, United States)
  • 17.45 | Presentation by MercachemSyncom 
  • 17.55 | Soft-Skill Training on "Stress Management"
  • 18.45 | Related Round Table discussion 
Stay tuned for more information soon! 
The event is free thanks to the generous support of MercachemSyncom.

MercachemSyncom is the leading mid-sized European drug-discovery CRO for solving your chemistry challenges, from small to medium-sized molecule hits, to the first GMP batches of identified clinical candidates. We blend vast scientific knowledge with inventiveness to make great leaps on your behalf. We go further to unlock new potential.

YSN Team

Recording/Presentations available: By clicking on the title of each talk, you will be directed to the corresponding recording available on the EFMC YouTube Channel, or access the slide deck when a recording is not available. 


Dr Michele Mari (Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy)
Ms Pauline Zipfel (University of Caen Normandy, France)

*Description of the workshop: 5 Rules for Effective Writing in the Sciences
In this online workshop, Dr. David Peralta (Editor-in-Chief, ChemMedChem, A Chemistry Europe Journal) will provide concrete tips on how you can improve your written scientific work. Together, we'll go through the best writing practices, as well as cover examples of what not to do when writing your journal manuscripts or theses. We'll also have a closer look at how our writing can best serve today's modern reader, and how we can effectively reach out to our target audiences. As such, this workshop is useful, not only for medicinal chemists and chemical biologists, but anyone working in the physical and natural sciences.

The event was generously sponsored by WuXi AppTec.

Established in December 2000, WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients. WuXi AppTec HitS Unit provides a one-stop Target-to-Hit services that enable companies in the pharmaceuticals, biotech and academics worldwide to seek premium drug discovery. With industry-leading capabilities such as protein science, biophysics, DNA-encoded library technology, and structure-based drug design, HitS is committed to drive toward the realization of the vision that every drug can be made and every disease can be treated.

Organising Committee

  • Chiara BORSARI, University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • Kristina GONCHARENKO, Spirochem, Switzerland 
  • Piia KOKKONEN, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Caroline LANTHIER, University of Caen Normandy, France
  • Leire Iralde LORENTE, University of Siena, Italy
  • Michele MARI, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
  • Brieuc MATAGNE, EFMC & LD Organisation, Belgium
  • Matic PROJ, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Matt TOZER, Consultant, United Kingdom
  • Filipa RAMILO GOMES, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mary WHELDON, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Pauline ZIPFEL, University of Caen Normandy, France
  • Clemens ZWERGEL, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy