EFMC-ISMC 2020

XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

 Basel, Switzerland    September 6-10, 2020

The XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2020) is organised by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS), on behalf of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC).

The symposium will take place in Basel from September 6-10, 2020.

The 2020 edition will continue the tradition established for these biennial symposia of covering advances in drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, including the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, diseases related to the CNS, heart disease, fibrotic diseases and cancer.

EFMC-ISMC 2020 will also present most recent advances in highly topical areas such as, for example, the application of artificial intelligence in drug discovery and in synthesis, carbohydrate recognition and drug design, the targeting of RNA, small molecule-induced stem cell differentiation, and the impact of cryo-EM on drug discovery and design. In a series of Chemical Biology sessions, the interface between chemical biology and drug discovery will be highlighted by discussing the use of chemical probes for target discovery, aspects of molecular imaging, and photochemical approaches. In response to frequent requests by attendees of previous conferences, several sessions will be dedicated to advances in synthetic methodology for drug discovery. Finally, particular emphasis will again be put on first time disclosures and recent highlights in medicinal chemistry.

The EFMC is the main organisation for the European Medicinal Chemistry community, with 26 member societies and about 7.500 members. Its biennial EFMC-ISMC is a key symposium in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery and it traditionally attracts around 1.000 participants both from industry and academia. The last 5 EFMC-ISMC meetings took place in Belgium (Brussels, 2010), Germany (Berlin, 2012), Portugal (Lisbon, 2014), in the United Kingdom (Manchester, 2016), and Slovenia (Ljubljana, 2018).

We look forward to welcoming you in Basel in September!