Gabriele Costantino


Dear Colleagues,

this issue of MedChemWatch is almost entirely dedicated to the XXIII EFMC-ISMC meeting, held in Lisbon September 7-11. This flagship event of our Federation has been a great success either in terms of organisation (about 1250 registrants and more than 55 exhibitors) and scientific outcome. You fill find reports of the main events, including awards and prizes in the next pages. The EFMC-ISMC has also been the place where new concepts for our organisation have been implemented. For the first time the meeting has been thoroughly covered by social media (#EFMC_ISMC), an interesting press conference has been organised, and most importantly, at the end of the meeting, we have organised the first edition of the Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium, a one-day event focused on the activity of the younger members of the Federation.

The EFMC-ISMC has been preceded by the Executive and Council meetings.

New EC members have been elected (Antonello Mai and Yves Auberson), replacing Gabriele Costantino and Hein Coolen, at the end of their term. Pascal George is the new Treasurer of the Federation. The Council has also unanimously as signed the 2018 edition of the EFMC-ISMC to Slovenia.

There will be also news concerning our newsletter. Starting from January, we will implement a new format, more coincise and more timely.


My best regards,

Gabriele Costantino
Editor of MedChemWatch



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
Koen Augustyns President Elect
Hein Coolen Treasurer
Gabriele Costantino Member
Phil Jones Member
Jordi Gracia Member
Pascal George Member

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