Monthly Newsletter February 2016

Upcoming EFMC Sponsored Event: One-Day Spring Symposium "Novel Targets – Novel Strategies", Utrecht, The Netherlands - March 18th, 2016

The Division Medicinal Chemistry invites registrations for the one-day spring symposium Novel Targets – Novel Strategies in Utrecht, The Netherlands on Friday, March 18th, 2016. The symposium will host 8 (inter)national speakers from industry and academia, including Adam Nelson (University of Leeds), Paul Brennan (University of Oxford) and Steven Van Der Plas (Galapagos), presenting a broad range of medicinal chemistry aspects and applications in drug discovery.

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News From the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) announces:

  • the 2016 BMCS Travel prizes
  • the 5th RSC/SCI SYMPOSIUM ON ION CHANNELS AS THERAPEUTIC TARGETS - 14th-15th March 2016 at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • the RSC/SCI SYMPOSIUM ON CONTINUOUS FLOW TECHNOLOGY III - 14th-16th March 2016 at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK
  • the Meeting SYNTHESIS IN THE AGRISCIENCES – 14th April 2016 At Burlington House Piccadilly,  London

2016 BMCS Travel Prize:

The RSC Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 BMCS Travel Prize, who are: Aimee Clarke (University of York); Yong Xu (King’s College, London); James Murray (Imperial College, London); Mareike Wiedmann (University of Cambridge); Syed Ahmed (University of Manchester); Sarah Chambers (University of York). The BMCS introduced the Travel Prize programme in 2014 to help support, encourage and develop the training of next-generation research leaders. The winners receive funding of up to £1500 to support their attendance at, and travel to, high impact international conferences relevant to their projects. The chairman of the BMCS judging panel, Dr. Andrew Williams, commented "All the members of the judging panel were deeply impressed by the very high quality, the diversity of research areas represented and again, the large number of applications for this third running of the Travel Prize Programme. I would like to pass on my sincere congratulations and thanks to all of the applicants. The level of competition and the difficulty the judges found in agreeing on the eventual winners speaks very highly to the quality of research in the chemical sciences currently being conducted in the UK".

CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHANNEL: 5th RSC / SCI symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets - 14th-15th March 2016 AT THE Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK

Synopsis:  The objective of the symposium is to showcase the most recent advances in ion channel science and to promote scientific interaction between scientists with a shared interest in the field of ion channel drug discovery


GO WITH THE FLOW!! RSC / SCI symposium on Continuous Flow Technology III - 14th-16th March 2016 AT Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

Synopsis:  The meeting is directed at individuals with a curiosity into what Flow is and how it may benefit them or their organisations (covering aspects from microfluidics to production scale manufacture) and those people already involved in the area (by highlighting the latest developments and cutting edge research to further stimulate activity).



Synopsis:  The objective of the meeting is to promote scientific interactions between researchers in the field and to showcase the key role that synthesis plays in the development of new agrochemicals. New crop protection products are important tools for overcoming the huge challenges that modern agriculture faces – to increase food production and yield in a cost effective and sustainable manner with limited farmland and water supplies and loss of existing solutions through development of resistance or regulatory pressures.

Closing date for poster submission is 19th February




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