Monthly Newsletter August 2017

EFMC-ASMC’17: EFMC Best Poster Prizes

In its constant effort to promote and encourage scientific excellence, the EFMC will, this year again, confer 5 Poster Prizes at the occasion of the 7th edition of the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17).

The EFMC Poster Prizes consist of a certificate and a 200€ cash prize, and will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony of the EFMC-ASMC'17.

EFMC-YMCS 2017: The Programme is available!

Already there are 170 registered participants for EFMC’s Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium.  EFMC-YMCS aims to create a network of young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry and to give them a forum for sharing their scientific work with peers and inspiring leaders in the field.

Check the Scientific Programme!

It will also include:
•    20 flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts
•    Poster session
•    Exhibition

The deadline for abstract submission is now passed but it is still possible to register!

The 4th edition of the EFMC-YMCS will be organised in connection with the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC 2017)

News from the French Medicinal Chemistry Society (SCT)

SCT is pleased to announce that a special ChemMedChem issue dedicated to RICT 2016 is now online.

Last year, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of ChemMedChem, we collaborated with David Peralta, its Editor, to prepare a Special Issue dedicated to our RICT meeting in Caen.

You will find an editorial written by Janos Sapi, Luc Van Hijfte and Patrick Dallemagne, which showcases the history and achievements of the SCT to date, presents a conference report of the 2016 conference, and also features 15 excellent papers based on talks and posters given by last year's invited scientists. The editorial also advertises the future 2017 and 2018 RICT conferences.

Additionally, the Editorial and Issue will be free to download and read from July until December 2017!

SCT Information:
Special issue link :
Editorial link:

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

The BMCS is pleased to announce the following meetings:

  • Recent Trends and Technologies in Medicinal Chemistry Towards Medicines of The Future, December 8, London, UK
  • 11th Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, December 8, Cambridge, UK

Recent Trends and Technologies in Medicinal Chemistry Towards Medicines of the Future 

Friday 8th December 2017, Society for Medicines Research, London, UK


This one day symposium will highlight some of the new technologies and research trends at the forefront of drug discovery today through with a cohort of scientific experts from pharma, biotech, academia, public sector and charitable institutions.

11th Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

Friday 8th December 2017, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

Registration now open – go to

Closing date for abstract submission is 15th September 2017

BMCS will host its 11th postgraduate symposium for PhD students and postdoctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas. The event will be held in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge on Friday 8th December 2017. Researchers working in these areas are invited to participate. Registration will start at 9:00 am with talks beginning at 10:00 am. The day will consist of 11 oral presentations (8 student and 3 keynote) plus a Flash Poster section. Each 20 minute student talk will be followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Throughout the day there will be keynote talks from industrial and academic chemists. A buffet lunch will be provided to accompany the poster session.  The BMCS judges will be awarding prizes to participants. There will be prizes of £300 for the best oral presentation and of £150 for the best poster and these will be celebrated at the end of the day.

If you are interested in presenting your relevant PhD or post-doctoral work please submit a half-page abstract by 15th September 2017 in addition to registering. Those selected by the BMCS committee to give oral presentations will be notified by 3rd November. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to speakers.

This event is FREE but all attendees should register as soon as possible and no later than by Friday 1st December 2017.
For queries and abstract submission contact Dave Alker at
Online registration form:

News from EuCheMS

EuCheMS just published the summer issue of “Chemistry in Europe”, which includes news and comment, including an editorial by MEP Pavel Poc on the glyphosphate reauthorisation debate in the EU.

EuCheMS announces also two future events, so be sure to save the dates.

  • Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry, Cancún, Mexico - January 23-26, 2018 (
  • The 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress: Molecular Frontiers & Global Challenges, Liverpool, UK – August 26-30, 2018  (

The latest edition of MedChemComm, the official journal of the EFMC, is available at:




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