EFMC-Young Scientists Network

Crossing boundaries to Build Strong Networks for Early Career Researchers!

The Young Scientists Network of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-YSN) is a platform launched in 2019 to support and promote the development of young medicinal chemists and chemical biologists in Europe.  

The EFMC-YSN provides opportunities for early-career scientists to network with their peers, participate in scientific events, and access educational and career development resources. Through the network members can attend workshops, training courses, and other events that provide them with insights into current research, emerging trends, and career opportunities. The network also offers opportunities for young scientists to present their research, collaborate with other researchers, and develop their professional skills.

Overall, the EFMC Young Scientists Network is a valuable resource for young medicinal chemists and chemical biologists who are looking to establish themselves in their field, and it plays an important role in supporting the growth of these fields in Europe.

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Our activities

EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline

This series of webinars has been created to meet the current needs of our scientific community to continue interacting and sharing ideas and innovation, as well as providing early career scientists with opportunities to listen to outstanding scientists and expand their knowledge. 

The programme of this virtual 2 hours event will mix:

  • Keynote lecture by an inspiring leader in the field
  • Soft-skill training 
  • Round table discussion
Our next events will be announced soon!


  • Nadia AHMAD, Charles River, United Kingdom
  • Piia BARTOS, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Chiara BORSARI, University of Milan, Italy (Chair)
  • Tilly BINGHAM, Cumulus Oncology, United Kingdom (EC Sponsor)
  • Laia JOSA-CULLERE, Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC), Spain
  • Etienne J. DONCKELE, Monte Rosa Therapeutics, Switzerland
  • Kristina GONCHARENKO, Zifo RnD Solutions, Switzerland 
  • Caroline LANTHIER, University of Antwerp, Belgium (Treasurer)
  • Michele MARI, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy (Secretary)
  • Brieuc MATAGNE, EFMC & LD Organisation, Belgium
  • Sean MCKENNA, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Filipa RAMILO GOMES, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
  • Clemens ZWERGEL, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Questions? Reach out to us at ysn@efmc.info

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