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Monthly Newsletter December 2017

UPCOMING EFMC SPONSORED EVENT: 25TH YOUNG RESEARCH FELLOWS MEETING, MARCH 5-7, 2018 - ORLÉANS, FRANCE

The YRFM Young Research Fellows Meeting is an initiative of the French Medicinal Chemistry Society (SCT). The 25th edition will take place at the University of Orléans (Hall Sully, department DEG, Law, Economics and Management) during three days (March, 5-7th, 2018).

This meeting will bring together young European scientists (PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young academic/industrial confirmed researchers) and will give them the opportunity to present and discuss the latest innovations and future trends in Medicinal Chemistry.
 
The topics presented cover all aspects of research in medicinal chemistry: the research and validation of biological targets of therapeutic interest, screening, design, development candidates, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, metabolism and toxicity (ADME-T: absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, toxicity).
 
Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr A. Ates, UCB Pharma, Belgium
  • Prof. D. Cantillo, University of Graz, Austria
  • Dr F. Marion, Pierre Fabre Laboratories, France
  • Dr P.A. Driguez, Sanofi, France
  • Prof. N. Willand, University of Lille 2, France

Many prestigious prizes will be awarded (SCT, ACS, EFMC) for the best oral communications, and posters.

The deadline for the Early-bird registration is the 8th January 2018.

For more information please contact sylvain.routier@univ-orleans.fr or visit http://www.sct-asso.fr/yrfm.html

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - EFMC 2018 AWARDS

To acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of Medicinal Chemistry, EFMC is conferring every two years three Awards on the occasion of the International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry. The 2018 Awards will be presented atthe XXV EFMC "International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry" (EFMC-ISMC) in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 2-6, 2018.

All 3 awards consist of a diploma, € 7.500 and an invitation to present a lecture at the upcoming EFMC-ISMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry.

The three EFMC-Awards are:

For the advancement of Medicinal Chemistry and the development of international organizational structures in Medicinal Chemistry. The award will be given for outstanding achievements in the field of Medicinal Chemistry.

To acknowledge and recognise outstanding research in the field of Medicinal Chemistry in its broadest sense by a young scientist. This Award has been established with the support of UCB Pharma.

To encourage innovation and investigation in technological development related to drug discovery, this Award established with the support of Prous Institute will be given for the discovery, evaluation or use of new technologies.

Nominations for these Awards consist of a nomination letter, a brief CV including a list of selected publications and two supporting letters. Self-nominations are also accepted. The nominations should be submitted to Dr Yves Auberson, President of the EFMC as of 2018, via the following link:

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2018

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - EFMC PRIZES 2018

To acknowledge and recognise outstanding young medicinal chemists (≤ 12 years after PhD) working in industry and academia within Europe, EFMC established the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry and the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. The Prizes consist of a diploma, € 1.000 and an invitation for a short presentation at the XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC’18), which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 2-6, 2018.

Deadline for Nominations/Applications: January 31, 2018

EFMC GRANTS - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

EFMC is funding grants for EFMC organised events with the aim to support the participation of young academic scientists.

Upon application, a limited number of full registration fees for EFMC-ISMC, EFMC-ASMC, ACSMEDI-EFMC Medicinal Chemistry Frontiers and up to 50% of the registration fee for the EFMC Short Courses or the EFMC Accredited School will be covered by EFMC. To apply for an EFMC grant, please fill in the application form before the deadline and upload your CV, publication list, abstract, motivation letter and support letter from the supervisor.

Grant applications for the following events are open:

      • 14th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry - Peptide Therapeutics:
         Inspiring Beacon of Hope for the Pharmaceutical Future
        (deadline for application is March 1, 2018) - Link to the Event
      • EFMC-IMSC 2018 - XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal
        Chemistry
        (deadline for application is March 28, 2018) - Link to the Event
      • 5th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium
        (only in combination with the EFMC-ISMC 2018) - Link to the Event

Please be informed that following new EFMC regulations, only the members of an EFMC National Adhering Organisation will be allowed to apply for the EFMC grants.

2018 IUPAC-RICHTER PRIZE – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

IUPAC and Gedeon Richter, Plc. are pleased to announce the 2018 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry. The Prize was established in 2006 by a generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter, Plc. (Budapest, Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays toward improving human health. The prize  – USD 10000 – is to be awarded to an internationally recognised scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery.

The 2018 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented during the 36th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (29 April – 2 May 2018) on Medicinal Chemistry in Nashville, Tennessee (USA), where the recipient will also give a plenary lecture on the subject of his/her research.

Applications should be received by NOMINATION only, with just one person needing to serve in that capacity, although a total of five (5) individuals should be listed as referees overall. The package must be submitted electronically and should contain :

  • a complete resume
  • a professional autobiography of not more than two page
  • a one-page summary of what the individual considers to be his/her activities, accomplishments and/or publications that have had the most significant impact upon the field of Medicinal Chemistry

The material will be forwarded confidentially to an independent selection committee appointed by the IUPAC Subcommittee on Drug Discovery and Development.

Nomination materials should be submitted by 15 December 2017 through this Nomination Form.

For further information please contact Professor Janos Fischer, Chair of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Drug Discovery and Drug Development, by email at j.fischer@richter.hu.

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:

BMCS Mastering MedChem IV:  4th RSC-BMCS Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry, 14th March 2018, Glasgow, UK

Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/28995/the-bmcs-mastering-medchem-iv-4th-rsc-bmcs-symposium-on-mastering-medicinal-chemistry

Kinase 2018:  Towards New Frontiers – The 8th RSC/SCI Symposium on Kinase Inhibitor Design, 14th to 15th May 2018, Cambridge, UK

Website:  http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/27652/kinase-2018-towards-new-frontiers-8th-rsc-sci-symposium-on-kinase-inhibitor-design

4th RSC/DMDG SYMPOSIUM ON New Perspectives in DMPK, 21st-22nd May 2018, London, UK

Website:  http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/29634/4th-rsc-dmdg-dmg-new-perspectives-in-dmpk

BMCS Mastering MedChem IV:  4th RSC-BMCS Symposium on Mastering Medicinal Chemistry

14th March 2018 at theTechnology & Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

The call for poster abstracts will close on 20th February

Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/28995/the-bmcs-mastering-medchem-iv-4th-rsc-bmcs-symposium-on-mastering-medicinal-chemistry

Synopsis:   The latest in an ongoing series of conferences intended to provide expert advice and guidance to new practitioners in the field of drug discovery, this event will feature presentations from experienced 'drug-hunters' in both industry and academia, who will talk about the challenges faced in modern drug discovery, and will share the good practices common to all successful medicinal chemists.


Kinase 2018:  Towards New Frontiers – The 8th RSC/SCI Symposium on Kinase Inhibitor Design

14th to 15th May 2018 at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, UK

The call for poster abstracts will close on 31st March

Website:  http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/27652/kinase-2018-towards-new-frontiers-8th-rsc-sci-symposium-on-kinase-inhibitor-design

Synopsis:    This event on kinases will encompass case studies of ongoing programmes as well as successful past programmes. A range of topics including CNS kinase inhibitors, allosteric inhibitors and non-oral delivery methods will be covered, along with views and perspectives on the future of kinase inhibitor research.

4th RSC/DMDG Symposium on New Perspectives in DMPK

21st-22nd May 2018 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London, UK

The call for abstracts is open

Website:  http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/29634/4th-rsc-dmdg-dmg-new-perspectives-in-dmpk

Synopsis:    This meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between principal members of the DMPK research community. Keynote talks from industry leaders will provide global perspectives on how DMPK can bring value to the process on informing drug discovery. The emphasis will be on building dialogue between participants who will range from experienced project/laboratory leaders to early-career researchers.  There will be a balanced mix of oral and poster presentations, interactive Q&A sessions and networking opportunities throughout.

NEWS FROM EUCHEMS

You are kindly invited to read about recent chemistry related news in the new issue of the newsletter Chemistry in Europe at http://www.euchems.eu/newsletters/chemistry-in-europe-2017-4/

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

MedChemComm

 

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