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Summer Edition July-August 2018

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.

• Cornelia Zumbrunn, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
• Cedric Dzidzor Amengor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
• Ana Amic, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Croatia
• Tonko Drazic, Heidelberg University, Germany

PHOTO COMPETITION - REALITY OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY - VOTES ARE OPEN!

The Communication Team is thrilled to announce that 78 pictures were submitted for the contest! This is an amazing number, and we are grateful to all of you who participated and helped us showing the "Reality of Medicinal Chemistry".

The contest is now closed but the votes are open!

Go and select your favourite picture now! The 20 best shots will be selected to compete for in second round at the EFMC-ISMC 2018, where the prize winner and two runners-up will be announced!

Deadline to vote: August 10

EFMC-ISMC 2018 - LATE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION STILL POSSIBLE

Abstract Submission is open until August 31! The late submitted abstracts will be included in the mobile app, but not in the printed Book of Abstracts. An update of the electronic Book of Abstracts (PDF file) will be released after the symposium. Abstract submission is subject to the prior payment of 50,00€ handling fee.

Submit your abstract now

EFMC-YMCS 2018 – FINAL PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE!

With 2 keynote lectures, 21 oral communications, a poster session with more than 100 posters, and ample discussion time, the 5th edition of the Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium promises to be a fantastic event!

Have a look at the final Scientific Programme.

Registration is still possible: https://www.efmc-ymcs.org/registration

UPCOMING EFMC SPONSORED EVENTS AND SCHOOLS

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

7th RSC / SCI Symposium on GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry
September 10-12, 2018 | Verona, Italy

The registration deadline is August 8, 2018
Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/27653/7th-rsc-sci-symposium-on-gpcrs-in-medicinal-chemistry

22nd European Symposium on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (22nd EuroQSAR)
September 16-20, 2018 | Thessaloniki, Greece

Still possible to register!
Website: http://www.euroqsar2018.org/index.php

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

Deadline for Poster Submission is August 8, 2018
Deadline for Bursary Application is August 22, 2018
Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30206/macrocycles-2018-3rd-rsc-bmcs-medicinal-chemistry-symposium-on-macrocycles

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

Deadline for abstract submission for poster presentation is September 14, 2018
Deadline for Bursary Application is September 14, 2018
Website: https://www.soci.org/Events/Display-Event?EventCode=FCHEM173

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:

- Hall of Fame
- 7th RSC / SCI Symposium on GPCRS In Medicinal Chemistry
- Macrocycles 2018 - 3rd RSC BMCS Medicinal Chemistry Symposium on Macrocycles
- RSC BMCS Symposium: Synthesis in the Agri-Sciences

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.
Nominations may be submitted by 30th September 2018
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 by 30th 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.
Independent nominations should be sent by email to: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk
Twitter: #BMCS_HoF

7TH RSC / SCI SYMPOSIUM ON GPCRS IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
10th to 12th September 2018, Aptuit, Verona, Italy
Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/27653/7th-rsc-sci-symposium-on-gpcrs-in-medicinal-chemistry
Synopsis: The key role of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in human disease underpins their importance to modern medicine. This meeting on GPCR drug discovery, which will combine cutting edge medicinal chemistry with innovative structural biology and novel drug design approaches.

MACROCYCLES 2018 - 3RD RSC BMCS MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM ON MACROCYCLES
8th to 9th October 2018, GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage, UK
The call for poster abstracts will close on 8th August
Website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30206/macrocycles-2018-3rd-rsc-bmcs-medicinal-chemistry-symposium-on-macrocycles
Synopsis: The objective of this symposium is to promote scientific interaction between scientists with a shared interest in the field of Macrocycles. This area is responsible for a growing number of therapeutic approaches and development candidates, all of which go ‘beyond the rule-of–five’. As a researcher in this field, come along to hear about the latest advances and also to share in some of the secrets of discovering therapeutic agents which go beyond Lipinski’s rules.

RSC BMCS SYMPOSIUM: SYNTHESIS IN THE AGRI-SCIENCES
Tuesday 6th November, 2018 at 170 Queen’s Gate, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW7 5HF
Poster abstract submission deadline is 30th September 2018
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/rhPOjcWJAbbjEW3B3
SYNOPSIS: The objective of the meeting is to promote scientific interactions between academic and industrial researchers and to showcase the key role that synthesis plays in the discovery and development of new agrochemicals. New crop protection products are important to help overcome the huge challenges facing modern agriculture – To increase food production in a cost effective and sustainable manner, against a background of increasing population and decreasing farmland and water supplies, and loss of existing solutions due to resistance or regulatory pressures.
Posters are invited for display throughout the meeting and authors are encouraged to present their work in a two-minute flash presentation during the meeting. Please submit your abstract upon registration, by the 30th September 2018.
The event is FREE but spaces are limited and registration is required. Please register online (on a first come, first served basis) by the 7th October 2018.

NEWS FROM EUCHEMS - THE THIRD ISSUE OF THE 2018 CHEMISTRY IN EUROPE NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE.

You are kindly invited to read the third issue of the 2018 Chemistry in Europe Newsletter. It is available online: http://www.euchems.eu/newsletters/chemistry-in-europe-2018-3/ 

The newsletter includes a number of interesting and highly relevant contributions, news, and upcoming events.

You will find an editorial by Saskia van der Vies, Member of the Executive Board, an analysis on how policymakers can best access and manage scientific advice, input from the European Young Chemists’ Network and the Professional Networks, as well as a short interview with the three awardees of the EuChemS Award for Service.

 

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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

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

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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