The Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry organize in Urbino (Italy) the 31st edition of the:

European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC)
EFMC Accredited School

July 3-8, 2011 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.

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.

This year the scientific program includes the following topics:

  • Infectious Diseases; Bacterial and Mycobacterial Infections. The Problem of Bacterial Resistance
  • Protein-Protein Interactions in Drug Discovery
  • Organo- and Bio-catalysis in the Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds
  • Hot Topics

EFMC is offering 3 free registrations to students from outside Italy. Applications should consist of a CV and a motivation letter, and should reach the Administrative Secretariat ( by May 20, 2011.


Gabriele Costantino
Univ. of Parma, IT

Editorial Committee

Erden Banoglu
Gazi Univ., TR

Lucija Peterlin Masic
Univ. of Ljubljana, SI

Leonardo Scapozza
Univ. of Geneve, CH

Wolfgang Sippl
Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, DE

Sarah Skerratt
Pfizer, Sandwich, UK

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