EFMC-Young Scientists Network

Crossing boundaries to Build Strong Networks for Early Career Researchers!

The aim of the EFMC-YSN is to inspire, connect and provide opportunities to medicinal chemists and chemical biologists in their Early Career. 



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EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium

The 8th edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium will be held virtually on September 9-10, 2021.

The Programme  will include:

  • keynote lectures given by inspiring leaders in the field.
    • Dr Werngard CZECHTIZKY (AstraZeneca, Sweden)
    • Dr Nir LONDON (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
    • Dr Hasane RATNI (F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland)
  • oral communications by invited prize winners from national young medicinal chemist meetings in Europe
  • flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts
  • a virtual poster session open to any young researcher submitting an abstract

The scientific programme will also be completed by a series of soft-skills trainings and networking breaks, provided to you by the EFMC Young Scientists Network.

We look forward to e-meet you all for this virtual event!


  • Kristina GONCHARENKO, Spirochem, Switzerland (Chair)
  • Nadia AHMAD, Charles River, United Kingdom
  • Piia BARTOS, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Chiara BORSARI, University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • Caroline LANTHIER, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Michele MARI, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
  • Brieuc MATAGNE, EFMC & LD Organisation, Belgium
  • Matic PROJ, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Filipa RAMILO GOMES, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Luc VAN HIJFTE, Symeres & EFMC, The Netherlands
  • Clemens ZWERGEL, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Questions? Reach out to us at ysn@efmc.info

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