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24–26 April 2024 4th MMCS: Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities

Barcelona, Spain

We are delighted to announce the upcoming 4th Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium – Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities (MMCS2024), which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from April 24th to 26th, 2024.

Organized by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Molecules, this conference follows the successful MMCS2019 and MMCS2022 editions, maintaining the highly appreciated three-day format to accommodate a diverse range of contributions and a large audience interested in the impact that the emergence of new drug modalities is having in drug discovery. MMCS2024's thematic sessions will revolve around photoactivatable drugs, candidates that hit RNA and epigenetic targets, and covalent modifiers. The use of these and other more classical approaches for the development of new anti-cancer agents and other medicinal chemistry projects will also be covered.

Each session will include two distinguished invited speakers who will share their insights, alongside selected oral communications. Poster presentations and social events will further enrich the program.

Our exciting lineup of invited speakers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Xavier Barril, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Brennan, Centre for Medicines Discovery, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Luc Brunsveld, Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Maria Duca, Institute of Chemistry of Nice, Université Côte d'Azur, France
  • Prof. Dr. Arun K. Ghosh, Department of Chemistry; Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Pau Gorostiza, ICREA, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), CIBER-bbn, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Anna K. H. Hirsch, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Swen Hoelder, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, China
  • Dr. Alessandra Magistrato, Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) at International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Wiktor Szymanski, Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias P. Wymann, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland

Submit your abstract here!

Register to the conference here!

We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in April, a perfect time to visit for its delightful weather, vibrant spring atmosphere, and a wide array of cultural and outdoor activities that will provide an inspiring backdrop for our conference.

Prof. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
Editor-in-Chief of the Medicinal Chemistry Section of Molecules
MMCS2024 Chair

Prof. Simona Collina
Editorial board of the Medicinal Chemistry Section of Molecules
MMCS2024 Co-Chair

27–29 November 2024 Pharmaceuticals 2024 - Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences Towards a Healthy Life

Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Pharmaceuticals 2024 celebrating Pharmaceuticals 20th anniversary! This meeting will showcase the art of discovering new molecules, their physical properties, and their modes of action in the search for molecular entities that are able to improve health and quality of life for humankind.

Covering the newest technologies, and the research areas of medicinal chemistry, natural products, organic synthesis, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmacology, toxicology, biomolecular and glycosciences, among others, the meeting will bring together experts presenting their latest findings on combatting infection, inflammation, pain and neurodegeneration, to cite some of the relevant topics that will be discussed.

In this meeting, we encourage participation from all areas of pharmaceutical research to highlight recent advances in the field of applied chemistry in the search for novel solutions for the world‘s pharmaceutical needs. We will finally meet in person, and will have the opportunity to bring together the younger generation, the experts and the companies to plan science and technology for the future. A roundtable will be organized to start and facilitate further discussions.

We are very pleased to announce that a ceremony is also planned to honour Prof. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, former Editor in Chief of Pharmaceuticals (2015-2022), in recognition of his dedication to Pharmaceuticals over several years.

Submit your abstract here!

Register to the conference here!

Please receive our warmest invitation to join us in Barcelona from the 27th to the 29th of November this year!

Prof. Dr. Amelia Rauter, Dr. Alfredo Berzal Herranz, and Prof. Dr. Mary Jane Meegan
Pharmaceuticals 2024 Chairs

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6–7 June 2024 XII National Meeting of Catalysis and Porous Materials

Coimbra, Portugal

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the XII Encontro Nacional de Catálise e Materiais Porosos (XII ENCMP), which is to be held on the 6th-7th June 2024 in Coimbra, at the Chemistry Department Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade de Coimbra. It is our honor to host this meeting.

The Scientific Program will include Plenary Lectures, Keynotes and Oral and Poster communications. It will address all aspects of catalysis, including homogeneous and heterogeneous processes. Furthermore, the meeting aims to bring together scientists who are conducting porous materials research within both inorganic and organic frameworks.

Contributions to the emerging fields of catalysis in unconventional media, flow reactions and bio-, electro-, photo- and nanocatalysis, including mechanistic and computational studies, are welcome. Additionally, we are happy to receive contributions based on synthesis, the characterization and applications of zeolites, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), porous polymers, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), porous carbons, porous silicas and porous organic cages.

This national meeting aims to blend together the perspectives of experts from academia and industry, involving both researchers and students. It is expected to provide an atmosphere for the sharing of experiences and knowledge and to enhance networking between young researchers, namely undergraduate, masters and PhD students, and seniors, stimulating collaborations and knowledge building. This event also provides an unparalleled environment for open face-to-face communication with early career researchers and students to promote knowledge exchange and prepare future multidisciplinary researchers.

Please visit the SPQ meeting website regularly for updated information. We hope to meet all of our colleagues and friends at the XII ENCMP at the University of Coimbra.

We are so excited to see you all at the XII ENCMP!

Mário J. F. Calvete
Chair and President of the Catalysis and Porous Materials Division

Mariette M. Pereira (UC)
Chair of the XII Meeting of the Catalysis and Porous Materials Division

23–26 June 2024 38th ACS National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

Seattle, WA, USA

The Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the ACS has organized its National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium on even-numbered years since 1948.

The 38th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium is planned to take place in Seattle, WA, on June 23–26, 2024.

As per its tradition, this dynamic four-day symposium aims to bring together medicinal chemists from across the country, and around the globe, working in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, regulatory agencies, and private research institutions. The 2024 edition will be co-chaired by:

Rheem A. Totah, University of Washington
Patrick J. Burke, Enlaza Therapeutics

The Scientific Organizing Committee will arrange a distinguished lineup of speakers. For four days, Seattle will be the setting of a high-profile and international scientific meeting. The scientific program will be composed of six sessions presenting hot topics and emerging trends in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. In addition, the MEDI Awards will be celebrated as part of a dedicated session.

Participants will be encouraged to submit abstracts to share their ideas and results. Several poster prizes will be awarded during the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Seattle in June 2024!

27 June 2024 The Normandy Doctoral School of Chemistry Day

Caen, France

The Normandy Doctoral School of Chemistry Day will take place on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 in Amphitheater 500 (Campus 2, Science 3 Building), uniting five public higher education establishments in the region: the Universities of Caen, Rouen and Le Havre, as well as the two affiliated engineering schools, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs of Caen (ENSI Caen) and the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen (INSA of Rouen).

This event is an exclusive opportunity to attend conferences held by three external speakers: one from the academic sector, Denis Giguère (Laval University, Canada), and two from the industrial sector, Nicolas Duchemin (Pharmaron®, France) and Alessia Michelotti (Bioversys®, France).

In addition, PhD students from the Normandy Doctoral School of Chemistry will be able to showcase their work through oral presentations and scientific posters.

30 June–5 July 2024 18th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium

Liège, Belgium

The BOSS-conference is a unique international symposium as it combines lectures delivered by established organic chemists as well as younger rising stars with two prestigious events: a lecture delivered by the recipient of the “Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis”, and the “Tetrahedron Chair”: a one-day course on a specific topic in organic synthesis.

The BOSS will cover a broad range of timely topics of modern organic synthesis, including asymmetric synthesis, chemical biology, electrosynthesis, medicinal chemistry, organocatalysis, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, supramolecular chemistry, sustainable chemistry, total synthesis… and many more!

The BOSS XVIII Symposium Programme will include:

  • A one-day course by the recipient of the 2024 Tetrahedron Chair Prof. Sarah E. Reisman (California Institute of Technology, USA);
  • A lecture delivered by the recipient of the 2024 Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis;
  • A series of 18 plenary lectures with ample time for discussion;
  • Poster sessions;
  • An exhibition of scientific instruments, books and chemicals;
  • Social activities.

The official symposium language is English.

We look forward meeting you in Liège, Belgium.

Symposium Chair:
Prof. Frank Glorius (University of Münster, Germany)

Organising Committee Chair:
Prof. Jean-Christophe Monbaliu (University of Liège, Belgium)

3–5 July 2024 58th International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

Bordeaux, France

The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique—SCT) is pleased to invite you to Bordeaux, France, on 3–5 July 2024, for the 58th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2024).

The congress will be devoted to "Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery".

As for previous editions of RICT, the scientific committee will ensure the high quality and diversity of the scientific programme together with the accessibility of the meeting to PhD/post-doc and local Master students. For the latter, an advantageous registration fee will be proposed.

In addition, a poster session will provide the opportunity for all participants to present their current results. Poster prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting.

Moreover, a special career session will be organised with industrial and academic participants.

We look forward welcoming you in Bordeaux!

The Organising Committee

21–26 July 2024 29th Congress of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Aveiro, Portugal

Dear Colleagues,

In July 2024, the 29th Congress of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC 2024) will be held in Aveiro, Portugal.

This series of meetings was initiated in 1967 with the “First International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry” that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since then, the ISHC congresses have established themselves as a major forum for the advancement of heterocyclic chemistry, attracting hundreds of participants.

As in previous editions of such scientific meetings of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, ISHC 24 will feature the most advanced topics in heterocyclic chemistry presented by leading international experts. Special focus will be given to novel methods of heterocyclic synthesis and the application of heterocycles within medicinal chemistry, sustainable chemistry and materials.

As Co-Presidents of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Aveiro to take part in ISHC 2024.

Artur Silva
University of Aveiro

Teresa Pinho e Melo
University of Coimbra

Co-Presidents of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry

28–30 August 2024 32nd Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference

Coimbra, Portugal

Dear Colleagues and researchers,

The GP2A (Group for the Promotion of Pharmaceutical chemistry in Academia) is delighted to announce the opening of the registration period for the 32nd Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 28-30th August 2024.

The meeting will take place at the Auditório da Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra, R. Larga 3000, 3000-370 Coimbra.

Any further enquiries can be directed to:

For more information about the GP2A network, please feel free to visit our website:

We look forward to welcoming you to Coimbra.

Assist. Prof. Vânia M. Moreira, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. Pascal Marchand, Nantes Université, France, President of GP2A

Local Organising committee
Assist. Prof. Maria Manuel Silva (FFUC)
Assist. Prof.  Alcino Leitão (FFUC)
Assoc. Prof. Anthony Burke (FFUC)
Prof. Jorge Salvador (FFUC)
Prof. Rui Moreira (FFUL)
Assoc. Prof. Emília Sousa (FFUP)

1–5 September 2024 XXVIII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2024)

Rome, Italy

The XXVIII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry is organised by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society, on behalf of the European Federation for Medicinal chemistry and Chemical biology (EFMC).

The symposium will take place in Rome, Italy, on 1–5 September 2024.

The EFMC is the main organisation for the European Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology community, with 30 member societies and about 9000 members. Its biennial EFMC-ISMC is a key symposium in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, and it traditionally attracts around 1000 participants both from industry and academia. The most recent EFMC-ISMC meeting took place in France (Nice, 2022).

Further information on the symposium will be available in the upcoming months.

5–6 September 2024 11th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium

Rome, Italy

The 11th edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium will be held in Rome, Italy, on 5–6 September 2024, and will be organised by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the EFMC Young Scientists Network (YSN). The event will be organised in connection with the XXVIII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2024).

Participants will be requested to comply with the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, which will be applicable at the time of the event.

This short symposium has the aim of:

  • Creating a network of young European investigators;
  • Stimulating young European investigators to share their scientific work with peers and inspiring leaders in the field;
  • Creating competition and excellence within Europe by selecting the European Champion in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

The Programme of the 11th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists’ Symposium will include:

  • Keynote lectures given by inspiring leaders in the field, with ample time for interaction with the speakers;
  • Oral communications by invited prize winners from national young medicinal chemist meetings in Europe;
  • Flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts;
  • A poster session open to any young researcher submitting an abstract;
  • An exhibition;
  • Prizes.

The scientific programme will also be completed by a series of soft-skills training activities provided to you by the EFMC Young Scientists Network.

We look forward to meeting you all!

The EFMC-YMCS Organising Committee

22–26 September 2024 24th European Symposium on Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship

Barcelona, Spain

The EuroQSAR Symposia have been taking place since 1973 and constitute major scientific events in the field of computational drug design, with further applications in agricultural and environmental sciences.

The 24th EuroQSAR Symposium is organised on behalf of QCMS and is chaired by Jordi Mestres (University of Girona).

More information will be published on the website soon!

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