Medicinal Chemistry: A Global Perspective | July 13, 2021

The event is jointly organized by the Young Scientists Network of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the ACS MEDI Young Medicinal Chemists Committee.

The goals will be to introduce the audience of early career scientists to the key concepts of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, to offer them the opportunity to get to know the scientists and hear their stories, and to boost networking opportunities between Europe and North America.

Join us for this 1h30 event, split between a 45' keynote lecture and a 45' round table discussion with Dr Subharekha Raghavan (Merck & Co, United States), Dr Erika Araujo (Arvinas, United States), Dr Matthias Gehringer (University of Tübingen, Germany), Dr Etienne J. Donckele (Philochem, Switzerland), and Dr Craig Lindsley (Vanderbilt University). 

The event will be entirely free and hosted virtually via Zoom webinars. To be convenient to the bigger audience, the event will take place @ 05.00pm CEST/11.00am EST/08.00am PDT.


  • Hit to Lead Process in Drug Discovery
    • Dr Subharekha Raghavan (Merck & Co, United States)  
  • Round Table Discussion: "The Stories Behind the Medicinal Chemists"
    • Dr Erika Araujo (Arvinas, United States)
    • Dr Etienne J. Donckele (Philochem, Switzerland) 
    • Prof. Matthias Gehringer (University of Tübingen, Germany) 
    • Prof. Craig Lindsley (Vanderbilt University, United States)
    • Dr Subharekha Raghavan (Merck & Co, United States)  

This event is generously supported by Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry publishes studies that contribute to an understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and biological activity or mode of action. Some specific areas include the following: Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel biologically active compounds, diagnostic agents, or labeled ligands employed as pharmacological tools.

Organising Committee

  • Chiara BORSARI, University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • Lori FERRINS, Northeastern University, United States
  • Kristina GONCHARENKO, Spirochem, Switzerland 
  • Melissa GRENIER-DAVIES, GSK, United States
  • Krupa HARANAHALLI, Stony Brook University, United States