The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association representing medicinal chemistry societies in Europe. Its objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting cooperation and networking, by providing training and mentoring, by rewarding scientific excellence, and by facilitating communication and influencing stakeholders.

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Société de Chimie Thérapeutique


The SCT promotes multidisciplinary knowledges in the major pharma R&D domains, particularly in Drug Design and Selection, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, ADME-T. The society organizes once a year an international meeting in Medicinal Chemistry covering the above mentionned topics, in addition to focused meetings for young researchers, spring and automn workshops on dedicated topics. SCT allocates awards and grants, fostering young scientists' career in Medicinal Chemistry.

Founded 1966
Members 528
Postal address Université de Paris-Sud
Centre d'Etudes Pharmaceutiques
5, rue Jean-Baptiste Clément
92296 Chatenay-Malabry France
Telephone +33 1 46 835 684
Fax +33 1 46 835 323
  • Awards & Prizes:
    * Paul Ehrlich Prize, sponsored by Janssen-Cilag
    * Pierre Fabre Award for Therapeutic Innovation, sponsored by Pierre Fabre Médicament
    * Best Oral Presentation and Best Posters Prizees at Young Research Fellows Meeting (JJC), sponsored by SCT
    * Prize "Vocation for Medicinal Chemistry", sponsored by Servier
    * Prize for "Encouraging Research in Medicinal Chemistry", sponsored by Servier
    * Best Poster at RICT, sponsored by SCT

  • Publishing activities:
    * Scientific editing of The European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Elsevier, 1 issue per month
  • Organisation of meetings and conferences:
President Dr Luc VAN HIJFTE (Mercachem)
Past President Prof. Janos SAPI (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne)
Secretary Prof. Alain GUEIFFIER (University of Tours)
Treasurer Prof. Christian CAVÉ (University Paris Sud 11)
EFMC-Delegate Prof. Janos SAPI (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne)
Vice-President Dr Sebastien PAPOT (University of Poitiers)

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