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.

Meetings  October 2018 Next
  • Next Generation Integrin Inhibitors

    November 8, 2018   Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Contact person: Mrs Maggi Churchouse
    Email: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)1359 221004

  • CHAINS 2018: The Dutch Chemistry Conference

    December 2018   Veldhoven, The Netherlands (to be confirmed)

    Contact person: Dr. Ingrid Dijkgraaf
    Email: i.dijkgraaf@maastrichtuniversity.nl
    Tel: +31 43 3881681
    Fax: +31 43 3884159

  • 12th Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

    December 7, 2018   Cambridge, United Kingdom

    The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the RSC will be hosting its 12th postgraduate symposium for PhD students and postdoctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas. The event will be held in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge on Friday 7th December 2018. Researchers working in these areas are invited to participate. Registration will start at 9:00 am with talks beginning at 10:00 am. The day will consist of 11 oral presentations (8 student and 3 keynote) plus a Flash Poster section. Each 20 minute student talk will be followed by 10 minutes for questions.

    Throughout the day there will be keynote talks from industrial and academic chemists. A buffet lunch will be provided to accompany the poster session. The BMCS judges will be awarding prizes to participants. There will be prizes of £300 for the best oral presentation and of £150 for the best poster and these will be celebrated at the end of the day.

    If you are interested in presenting your relevant PhD or post-doctoral work please submit a half-page abstract by 17th September 2018 in addition to registering. Those selected by the BMCS committee to give oral presentations will be notified by 3rd November. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to speakers.

    This event is FREE but all attendees should register as soon as possible and no later than by Friday, 30th November 2018.

    Online registration form: https://goo.gl/4ijRqV

    Contact information: dave.alker@btinternet.com

  • 14th Winter Conference on Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry

    January 27-31, 2019   Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

    The 14th Winter Conference on Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry, will be held January 27th-31st 2019 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As with previous events in the series, the 2019 conference will be an opportunity to attend state of the art lectures in the mornings and evenings by eminent medicinal and synthetic organic chemists with themes of immense importance to drug discovery and development into the future. Additionally, we will have a Keynote lecture by Professor Phil S. Baran (Scripps) and the Drug Hunter Award Lecture by Dr Josh Belinker (Loxo). Steamboat Springs is an excellent venue with superb skiing and other winter sports and the afternoons are free either to enjoy the snow or to have further discussions with colleagues. We hope you will be able to join us in 2019.

    Programme topics are as follows:
    – Immuno-oncology
    – Structural and in-Silico Chemistry
    – Chemical Biology for Drug Discovery
    – Potential New Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
    – Recent Advances in Targeting Autophagy
    – Advances in Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry
    – Photo-redox Catalysis

    For more information on the event and to register, please visit www.mbcfconference.com

    Contact person: Claire Francis

    Email: claire@scientificupdate.com


  • EUFEPS Annual Conference 2019 : Personalized Medicines, Targeted Therapies, Precision Drug Delivery

    March 6-8, 2019    Frankfurt, Germany

  • ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

    March 7-10, 2019   Nice, France

    This three-day European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) workshop is a great opportunity for early career scientists in Europe from diverse disciplines to come together with research leaders to present their own data, and to hear about the latest advances in studies of the brain and brain disorders, especially their prevention and treatment. The workshop stimulates high-quality experimental and clinical research by promoting and aiding the development of the early career scientists attending.

    Workshop topics:

    • Molecular and cellular
    • Behavioural and systems
    • Clinical neuroscience
    • Preventative intervention in brain disorders

    ECNP offers free registration, free meals and free accommodation, with travel subsidies for people from CDE countries.

    Candidates are selected on the basis of abstracts (examined by a review panel) to be submitted before 17 October 2018.

    We would be delighted to welcome Early Career Medicinal Chemists, so please highlight the pharmaco-translational-clinical dimensions of your work when preparing your Abstracts !

    For more information click here


  • 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 31-April 4, 2019   Orlando, Florida

    ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

    Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
    Email: v_j_evans@acs.org


  • ECBS-EucheMS Meeting

    April 3-5, 2019   Madrid, Spain

    For more information please contact ecbs2019@eu-openscreen.eu


  • Better Leads, Better Drugs - Innovation in Screening Libraries

    May 8-9, 2019   Boston, United States

    The Academic Drug Discovery Consortium invites you to hear about the latest ideas in small-molecule library development at, Better Leads, Better Drugs: Innovations in Screening Libraries. 

    Scientists engaged in drug discovery and chemical biology know that a screen is only as good as the molecules that go into it. But with the vast potential chemical space, how do you decide what to include in your virtual, high-throughput, or fragment-based screens? This event will bring together drug-seekers from academia and industry focused on the application of new technologies and computational tools to tackle this question in order to deliver higher quality leads. 

    Confirmed Speakers

    • Yun Ding, GlaxoSmithKline, United States
    • Lori Ferrins, Northeastern University, United States
    • John Irwin, UCSF Pharmaceutical Chemistry, United States
    • Ajit Jadav, NIH/NCATS, United States
    • Jeremy Jenkins, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Sciences, United States
    • Stephen LaPlante, University of Quebec, Visiting professor at Broad Institute, Canada

    Registration Deadline: April 1, 2019

    For more information please contact Jayshree Mistry (jayshree.mistry0615@gmail.com)



  • Bioheterocycles 2019 - XVIIIth International Conference on Heterocycles in Bioorganic Chemistry

    17-20 June, 2019   Ghent, Belgium

    The Bioheterocycles conference, initiated in 1980 by Prof. Henk van der Plas, is a biennial meeting in Europe, focusing on the synthesis and biological activities of heterocyclic compounds. The objective is to provide an informal meeting, facilitating fruitful interactions between young scientists, established academics, recognised international speakers and industrial experts on emerging trends and new developments related to heterocycles in chemistry, biology, medicine, agriculture,…

    CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

    Plenary lectures

    • Prof. Wim DE BORGGRAEVE, KULEUVEN,Belgium
    • Prof. David FAIRLIE, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, Australia
    • Prof. Anna GRANDAS, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA, Spain
    • Prof. Burkhard KÖNIG, UNIVERSITÄT REGENSBURG, Germany
    • Prof. Nuno MAULIDE, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, Austria
    • Dr Peter MEIER, NOVARTIS PHARMA, Switzerland
    • Prof. Pascale MOREAU, UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL, France

    Invited lectures

    • Prof. Thomas BOTTCHER, UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ, Germany
    • Prof. James BULL, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, United Kingdom
    • Prof. Adrian DOBBS, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, United Kingdom
    • Prof. Stanislav GOBEC, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
    • Prof. Dorota GRYKO, INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PAS, Poland
    • Dr Martina LAHMANN ,BANGOR UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
    • Prof Florence MONGIN, UNIVERSITY OF RENNES, France
    • Dr Luke ODELL, UNIVERSITY OF UPPSALA, Sweden
    • Prof. Niko S. RADULOVIC, UNIVERSITY OF NIS, Serbia
    • Prof. Zsolt SZAKONYI, UNIVERSITY OF SZEGED, Hungary

    For more information please contact: secretariat@ldorganisation.com


  • RICT 2019: Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

    July 3-5, 2019   Nantes, France

    The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to Nantes, France on July 3-5, 2019 for the 55th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2019).

    The congress will be devoted to “Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery” and the main topics will be:

    • New Breakthroughs in Targeting PPIs
    • Recent Trends in Infectious Diseases Drug Development
    • Tackling New Challenges in Antibody-drug Conjugates
    • Inspired by Nature
    • Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery : Reality or Hype
    • Case studies: from target validation to novel drugs (all therapeutic areas included)

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

    During the meeting, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recipient of the 2019 Paul Ehrlich Award and to the recipient of the Pierre Fabre Award for Therapeutic Innovation

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

    For more information please contact: secretariat@ldorganisation.com


  • 50th General Assembly & 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress: "Frontiers in Chemistry: Let’s create our Future!100 years with IUPAC"

    July 5-12, 2019   Paris, France

    This IUPAC-2019 Congress and the joint 50th General Assembly will present an exceptional character as both will celebrate the Centenary of the Union. Special events will be organized all week long, encompassing a Celebration plenary session organized together with the IUPAC100 Committee, a celebratory evening organized by the Young Scientists at the Maison de la Chimie, the Celebration gala dinner, and an official Ceremony organized at the Sorbonne in presence of the French authorities, IUPAC Council, NAOs diplomatic delegations and prestigious scientists and guests.

    The programme of such a general Congress was built to merge the different fields of chemistry and to address today’s most challenging issues relevant to human well-being and sustainable development but it remains broad enough to welcome every contribution whatever the domain of research or the academic and industrial origins. It has been reviewed by a worldwide panel of recognized scientists. Furthermore, dedicated symposia will consider the educational, historical, gender, and other timely aspects, together with the very sensitive question of Chemistry and Society. A dense Young Scientists programme is also planned throughout the week.

    Some 30 Symposia are offered, with multiple half-day sessions co-organized by teams of Foreign and French scientists.

    For more information: contact@iupac2019.org


  • 258th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 25-29, 2019   San Diego, California

    ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

    Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
    Email: v_j_evans@acs.org


  • 12th AFMC International Medicinal Chemistry Symposium · AIMECS 2019

    September 8-11, 2019   Istanbul, Turkey

  • 259th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 22-26, 2020   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

    Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
    Email: v_j_evans@acs.org


  • 260th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 23 - 27, 2020   San Francisco, California

    ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

    Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
    Email: v_j_evans@acs.org


  • 261st ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 21-25, 2021   San Antonio, Texas

  • 262nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 22-26, 2021   Atlanta, Georgia

  • 263rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 20-24, 2022   San Diego, California

  • 264th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 21-25, 2022   Chicago, Illinois

  • 265th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 26-30, 2023   Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 266th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 13-17, 2023   San Francisco, California

  • 267th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 17-21, 2024   New Orleans, Louisianna

  • 268th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 18-24, 2014   Denver, Colorado

  • 269th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 23-27, 2025   San Diego, California

  • 270th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 17-21, 2025   Washington, District of Columbia

Job portal

26/09/2018
Associate Principal Scientist – Medicinal Chemist, Astrazeneca: Medicinal Chemistry Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity iMed, Gothenburg, Sweden
read more


24/09/2018
Senior Research Scientist – Synthetic/Medicinal Chemistry , Astrazeneca: Medicinal Chemistry Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity iMed, Gothenburg, Sweden
read more


Job portal page

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on LinkedIn

Follow us on Instagram

ChemBridgeBoehringer IngelheimNovartisProf Dr W. Th. Nauta FoundationPfizerServierRoche
 Prous Institute for Biomedical ResearchUCBJanssen R&DBayerMerck