The 5th International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (ASMC’13 Moscow), jointly organised by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) and ChemBridge Corporation, will take place on May 5-8, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Following the tradition, this symposium is aimed and focused on bringing together leading scientists and expert practitioners of synthetic and medicinal chemistry from academic and industrial institutions worldwide. Beyond key lectures in synthetic and catalytic chemistry, as well as recent case studies in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, the symposium aims at extending the range from ‘small molecules’ to ‘large molecules’ including carbohydrates, natural products, novel protein scaffolds, dendrimers, and genes.

The conference presents an ideal opportunity to network with an international audience of about 250 delegates and provides the conference participants and their guests with a wonderful cultural and social experience. More info is available on the website www.asmc2013.org


EFMC would also like to invite you to participate in the Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, to be held in San Francisco, CA, USA from Sunday, June 23 to Wednesday, 26, 2013. This symposium is the fourth in the series initiated in Siena, Italy in 2007 and continued in Barcelona, Spain in 2009 and Stockholm, Sweden in 2011.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Emerging Targets, Novel Candidates and Innovative Strategies. The meeting is co-organized by the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry and the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry. It is intended to bring scientists working in the medicinal chemistry field together in order to share new and exciting results and we encourage attendees to bring poster presentations. To find out more on the programme and on the registration process, we invite you to visit the website http://wizard.musc.edu/frontiers2013.html


The Selection Committees of the “EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry” and the “EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia” are very pleased to announce the names of the winners and the most meritorious runners-up.

The EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry is presented to:

Frederick GOLDBERG (AstraZeneca, UK)

Jérôme HERT (F. Hoffman-La-Roche, Switzerland) and Alexei KARPOV (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Switzerland)

The EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia is presented to:

Gonçalo BERNARDES (Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK and Instituto de Medicino Molecular, University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Chris DE GRAAF (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Frank DEKKER (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

The prizes are established to acknowledge and recognize an outstanding young medicinal chemist (<35 years old) working in industry or in academia within Europe. The winners will be awarded at the International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (ASMC), where they will give a short presentation.


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Gabriele Costantino
Univ. of Parma, IT

Editorial Committee

Erden Banoglu
Gazi Univ., TR

Lucija Peterlin Masic
Univ. of Ljubljana, SLO

Leonardo Scapozza
Univ. of Geneve, CH

Wolfgang Sippl
Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, DE

Sarah Skerratt
Pfizer, Sandwich, UK

Executive Committee

Uli Stilz President
Gerhard F. Ecker Past Pres.
Koen Augustyns Secretary
Hein Coolen Treasurer
Gabriele Costantino Member
Phil Jones Member
Jordi Gracia Member

For more information please contact info@efmc.info