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Monthly Newsletter June 2018

GDPR LEGISLATION - UPDATED EFMC PRIVACY STATEMENT

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EFMC PHOTO CONTEST: “REALITY OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY”

Enter the competition and win up to 200€! - Deadline is June 20


"Reality of Medicinal Chemistry" is a new competition launched by the EFMC. It invites medicinal chemists and chemical biologists around the globe to submit a picture showing the reality of Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology, why it is important and what it represents on your everyday life.

We want scientists from any level (e.g. students to expert professionals) and affiliation (e.g. academia and industry), to take the best shot possible and enter the competition!

Submit the best picture of your everyday science, and win up to €200 in the EFMC’s photo competition!

Enter the competition!

I AM A MEDICINAL CHEMIST/CHEMICAL BIOLOGIST

MedChemWatch is pleased to share another interview from our ongoing multi-media series "I am a Medicinal Chemist/Chemical Biologist". Have look and if you feel inspired, please share your story with us at administration@efmc.info

Read the most recent interviews here.

• Joaquín C. García-Martinez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
• Mohamed Mahgoub,South Valley University, Egypt
• Johan Gising, Uppsala University, Sweden
• Clemens Zwergel, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

EFMC-YMCS 2018: 2nd KEYNOTE LECTURE ANNOUNCED!

Join the already 140 registered participants and listen to Marton Csékei (Servier Research Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Hungary) who has recently been awarded the 2018 EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry.

Marton Csékei will deliver the closing lecture and join the networking event and poster session to talk about his career, his experience and the wonderful world of Medicinal Chemistry. This should be the perfect occasion for informal interactions with him and the other speakers.

The symposium will also give you the chance to share your scientific achievements with your peers, build a network and enjoy a unique and lively meeting designed by and for young chemists.

Deadline for poster submissions: July 10, 2018

More info and registration on www.efmc-ymcs.org

UPCOMING EFMC SPONSORED EVENTS AND SCHOOLS

Here you will find the important information you need on upcoming “EFMC Sponsored events”. 

2nd Medicinal Chemistry Ireland Conference
June 29, 2018 Dublin, Ireland

The registration deadline is June 10, 2018
Website: https://medchemireland.wordpress.com/

54th International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2018)
July 4-6, 2018 Strasbourg, France

Still possible to register!
Website: https://www.rict2018.org/

2nd SCI/RSC Symposium on Antimicrobial Drug Discovery
November 12-13, 2018 London, United Kingdom

Deadline for abstract submission for oral communication is June 15, 2018
Website: https://www.soci.org/Events/Display-Event?EventCode=FCHEM173

Macrocycles 2018 - 3rd RSC BMCS Medicinal Chemistry Symposium on Macrocycles
October 8-9, 2018 Stevenage, United Kingdom

Deadline for Early bird fee is July 5, 2018
Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30206/macrocycles-2018-3rd-rsc-bmcs-medicinal-chemistry-symposium-on-macrocycles

13th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry
October 7-12, 2018 Leysin, Switzerland

The registration deadline is August 15, 2018
Website: https://scmc18.chemistrycongresses.ch/en/


NEWS FROM THE BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY SECTOR (BMCS) OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (RSC)

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce the following awards & events:

- Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Award for Medicinal or Computational Chemistry 2018
- RSC-BMCS Hall of Fame and Medal
- 4th RSC/DMDG Symposium on New Perspectives in DMPK
- Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry

Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Award for Medicinal or Computational Chemistry 2018

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Trust are pleased to announce that the 8th Capps Green Zomaya Award will be shared jointly by James Crawford of Genentech and Richard A Ward of AstraZeneca.

Dr James Crawford receives the Award for his work on drug discovery at both AstraZeneca (UK) and Genentech (USA), and in particular for his contribution to the development of Cathepsin K inhibitors for the treatment of osteoarthritis and of tyrosine kinase inhibitors currently in clinical trials for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and chronic spontaneous urticaria.

Dr Richard A Ward receives the Award for his work at AstraZeneca (UK) on small molecule drug discovery, and in particular for his contribution to the discovery and development of Tagrisso (osimertinib), a new treatment for EGFR T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer.

The Awards will be presented to the joint winners at the 29th Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England at the Fielder Centre in Hatfield on 26th April 2018 where Dr Crawford will deliver a memorial talk entitled: ‘Discovery of GDC-0853: a highly potent, selective, and non-covalent Btk inhibitor’. Dr Ward will give the 10th Memorial Lecture at next year’s Hatfield symposium.

RSC-BMCS Hall of Fame and Medal

The BMCS is pleased to announce the inauguration of The Hall of Fame and associated medal, to recognize prominent chemists for outstanding, sustained, and significant scientific impact, or contributions to any area of interest to the BMCS, e.g. medicinal chemistry, agriscience, bio-organic chemistry, chemical biology.

To be inducted in to the Hall of Fame, independent nominations should be submitted by e-mail outlining the justification and including the potential inductee’s CV and publication list. The nomination may be further bolstered by additional independent letters of support. Potential inductees should be resident in the continent of Europe, or have spent a considerable proportion of their career there. There is no requirement to be an RSC or BMCS member. There are no age restrictions, and potential inductees may have an academic or industrial background.

Nominations may be submitted from the beginning of March to the end of September 2018. The outcome will be communicated to nominators and potential inductees by mid-December 2018. Inductees will receive a medal and certificate and will be expected to give a plenary lecture at an appropriate BMCS organized conference.

For further details, see the full list of requirements and terms and conditions on the RSC website below.

Independent nominations should be sent by email to: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Nominations may be submitted from 1st March – 30th September 2018

Twitter: #BMCS_HoF

THE BMCS IS ALSO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING MEETING:

Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry

15th June 2018, Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House, London, UK

Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30272/rsc-bmcs-rsc-cicag-artificial-intelligence-in-chemistry

Synopsis: Artificial Intelligence is presently experiencing a renaissance in development of new methods and practical applications to ongoing challenges in Chemistry. This first one-day symposium will present the current efforts in applying these new methods. We will combine aspects of artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods to applications in chemistry.

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EFMC ORGANISED EVENTS

September 6-7, 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia
5th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium (EFMC-YMCS 2018)

EFMC SPONSORED EVENTS

June 22, 2018
Madrid, Spain
V SEQT Young Researchers Symposium

June 27, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
2nd Medicinal Chemistry Ireland Conference

November 12-13, 2018
London, United Kingdom
2nd SCI/RSC Symposium on Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

EFMC ACCREDITED SCHOOL

EFMC SPONSORED SCHOOLS

September 19-21, 2018
Rimini, Italy
Summer School in Pharmaceutical Analysis (SSPA)

October 7-12, 2018
Leysin, Switzerland
13th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry

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