14th Hellenic Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

Date: April 23-25, 2010
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece

Website: www.helmedchem2010.gr

Progress in the Design and Development of Drugs?
Strategies for Lead Discovery
Pharmacophore Searching and Virtual Screening
Multi-target Drug Design- Selectivity Approach
Development of new synthetic approaches and methodologies
Biochemical Pharmacology / Toxicology/ Chemical Biology
CNS acting agents
Anticancer Research
Chemotherapeutic agents
Metabolic disorders
Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases
Natural Products
PhysChem Profiling of Drugs- ADME / Tox
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Emerging Technologies / Nanotechnology

ZITA Congress & Travel
1st km Peanias Markopoulou Avenue
190 02 Peania Attica, P.O. Box 155
Tel: + 30 211 100 1799, Fax: + 30 210 6642116
Email: helmedchem2010@zita-congress.gr

Organised by:
Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Greece)


28th Camerino-Cyprus-Noordwijkerhout Symposium
Trekking through receptor chemistry

Date: May 16-20, 2010
Place: Camerino, Italy

Website: www.unicam.it/farmacia/symposium

Starting on the right foot - selection criteria in lead discovery
Applications of computational methods in lead discovery
Receptors and beyond
Polypharmacology: creating selective non-selectivity
Application of stem cell technology to drug discovery
G-protein coupled receptors: old landscape with new eyes
Orexin antagonists as novel treatment of insomnia
New avenues to target G-protein coupled receptors

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche
via S. Agostino, 1 62032 Camerino, Italy
Tel: +390737402237; +390737402368;
Fax: +390737637345
Email: secretariat.camerino@unicam.it

Organised by:
Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (Società Chimica Italiana) (Italy)


XXst National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of the Division of Italian Chemical Society

Date: September 12-16, 2010
Place: Padova, Italy

Website: www.nmmc2010.sistemacongressi.com

CNS Medicinal Chemistry
Epigenetics: A New Pathway to Drug Discovery
Oncology Medicinal Chemistry
Antibacterial and Antiviral Agents
Pharmaceutical Profiling Assays in Drug Discovery and Development
Drug Design

Contact person:
Francesco Dall’Acqua
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Padova
Via Marzolo 5
35131 Padova (Italy)
Tel: +39 049 827 5708
Fax: +39 049 827 5366
Email: francesco.dallacqua@unipd.it

Organised by:
Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (Società Chimica Italiana) (Italy)


18th European Symposium on Quantitative Structure – Activity Relationships

Date: 19-24 September 2010
Place: Rhodes, Greece

Website: www.euroqsar2010.gr

Pharmacophore Searching and Virtual Screening
Structure-Based Drug Design - Drugability
Bioinformatics / Chemoinformatics
Systems Biology and biological complexity
Multitarget QSAR
QSPR for novel biomaterials and regenerative medicine
In silico PhysChem Profiling and ADMET
Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment - Environmental QSAR
Computational Strategies in Agricultural Research
Novel QSAR Approaches

Congress Secretariat
Mr. Gerasimos Kouloumpis
Zita Congress & Travel
Email: gerasimos.kouloumpis@zita-congress.gr

Organised by:
Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Greece)



30th Edition of the European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC)

Date: July 4-9, 2010
Place: Urbino, Italy

Website: www.esmec.eu

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.

Scientific topics:
Infection Diseases: Focus on AIDS and Flu
Drug Delivery to the Targets
Challenges in the Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds
Hot Topics

Please be informed that PhD students following doctorate courses in European Countries (except Italy) can apply for 12 fellowships to attend the School. Instructions on how to apply for the fellowships can be found on the ESMEC website.

Director: Prof. Gloria Cristalli (gloria.cristalli@unicam.it)

Contact person: Dr. Lucia Bedini
Tel: +39-0722-3033-23
Fax: +39-0722-3033-13
Email: chimfarm@uniurb.it


19th Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research School on Medicinal Chemistry

Date: 19-22 October, 2010
Place: Oegstgeest, The Netherlands

Website: www.lacdr.nl/events/19th-school-on-medicinal-chemistry

The School encompasses basic and advanced aspects of drug design, pharmacology and toxicology to provide research chemists in the pharmaceutical industry with the appro¬priate background for their daily practice. The course provides a thorough introduction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology (ADME-Tox). The impact of molecular biology, genomics and molecular modeling on drug research are also discussed. Newly introduced to the course are cheminformatics and fragment-based design approaches.

In addition, two case histories will give a flavour of chance and strategy in drug development. Speakers come from both pharmaceutical industries and academic research institutes; they have been selected for their scientific expertise as well as didactic qualities.

Contact person: Ms Bea Dekker

Email: bdekker@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl


9th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry

Date: October 10-15, 2010
Place: Leysin, Switzerland

Website: www.swiss-chem-soc.ch/smc/leysin/leysin.html

The objectives of the course are to give synthetic chemists, physicochemists, biochemists and pharmacologists a broad and balanced introduction to the background, concepts and tools of medicinal chemistry, a science at the interface of synthetic chemistry, physicochemistry, phytochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, drug metabolism and disposition, molecular modeling and informatics.

Modern preclinical drug research is thus the focus of the course, which combines dense lectures, tutorials and case studies presented by experts from university and industry. Active participation is encouraged.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Beat Ernst
Tel: +41 61 267 15 50
Email: Gabi.Lichtenhahn@unibas.ch


Summer School on Pharmaceutical Analysis (SSPA)

Date: June 13-16, 2010
Place: Rimini, Italy

Website: www.scpaweb.org

The Summer School on Pharmaceutical Analysis (SSPA) is yearly planned under the auspices of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society and the EFMC (European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry). This three days school is mainly addressed to researchers and PhD students of the Faculties of Pharmacy and Sciences and to young scientists from pharmaceutical industries.

SSPA is organized on a three-year program on the most advanced analytical methodologies involved into the various stages of the launch of new drugs, from drug discovery (hit selection, structure properties relationship), through drug development (ADME/PK properties, biomarkers discovery) up to formulation and quality control.

Following the 2008 edition focused on ‘advanced analytical methodologies in drug discovery’, and sspa 2009 ‘advanced analytical methodologies in drug development’, in 2010 the third year of sspa covers ‘advanced analytical methodologies in drug quality control and preformulation’.

Contact person: Prof. Vincenza Andrisano (SSPA Director)
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Via Belmeloro 6
40126 Bologna, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)51 2099742
Fax: +39 (0)51 2099741
Email: vincenza.andrisano@unibo.it


By Agostino Bruno and Gabriele Costantino



Gabriele Costantino
Univ. of Parma, IT

Editorial Committee

Erden Banoglu
Gazi Univ., TR

Lennart Bunch
Univ. of Copenhagen, DK

Leonardo Scapozza
Univ. of Geneve, CH

Wolfgang Sippl
Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, DE

Sarah Skerratt
Pfizer, Sandwich

Executive Committee

Gerhard F. Ecker President
Roberto Pellicciari Past Pres.
Koen Augustyns Secretary
Rasmus P. Clausen Treasurer
Javier Fernandez Member
Mark Bunnage Member
Peter Matuys Member

For more information please contact info@efmc.info