6th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium

 Athens, Greece    September 5-6, 2019

The EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium is an initiative of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). After a successful first edition organised in Lisbon in September 2014, four further meetings have been organised in Antwerp (2015), Manchester (2016), Vienna (2017) and Ljubljana (2018). The 6th edition will be organised in connection with the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry  (EFMC-ASMC 2019), and will take place in Athens on September 5-6, 2019.

This short symposium has the aim of:

  • creating a network of young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry
  • stimulating young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry to share their scientific work with peers and inspiring leaders in the field
  • creating competition and excellence in Medicinal Chemistry within Europe by selecting the European Champion in Medicinal Chemistry

The Programme of the 6th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium will include:

  • opening lecture given by Prof. K.C. NICOLAOU (Rice University, United States)
  • keynote lectures given by 
    • Prof. Stuart CONWAY (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
    • Dr Cornelia ZUMBRUNN (Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland)
  • 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
  • prizes
    • EFMC-YMCS Presentation Prize
    • EFMC-YMCS Poster Prize
    • EFMC-YMCS Public's Choice Prize
An optionnal programme of Soft-Skills Training Sessions will be given by the EFMC-YSN (Young Scientists Network)


The EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium is open to any scientist interested by the topics related to Medicinal Chemistry.