EFMC History

Many years have elapsed since the constitution of the EFMC on December 19, 1969. As an acknowledgment to all the people who have contributed to our community with their work, commitment and ideas, we present here the History of EFMC.

With the contribution of Henk Timmerman in collecting his "Memoirs of the First 50 Years of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry" and the extraordinary archivist efforts of Edmond Differding to gather and write both "50 Years European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) – The Ascent of Medicinal Chemistry in Europe" and "Trends in Drug Discovery over Five Decades – The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry", the EFMC is now able to look with pride over its history – forever written in stone.