The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC), the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH) and ChemBridge Corporation will be jointly organising the 7th edition of the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17). This event is planned in the series which started in Moscow in 2004 (ASCMC'04 and ASMC'13), followed by St. Peterburg (ASMC'07 and ASMC'11), Kiev (ASMC'09) and the latest one in Rehovot, Israel (ASMC'15).
This symposium will bring together chemists from industry, academia and start-up companies from around the world and is focused on the most recent advances in new synthetic methodologies, total synthesis, fluorination approaches, bioisosteres and building blocks, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development leading to new or improved methods for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.
Beyond key lectures in synthetic and fluorination chemistry, as well as recent case studies in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, the symposium aims at bridging the range from ‘small molecules’ to ‘large molecules’ including carbohydrates, natural products, novel protein scaffolds and genes; it is expected to attract experts in synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, total synthesis, catalysis, drug discovery, molecular imaging, and chemical development.
The general concept of the meeting, with talks equally selected from industry and academia, will include an opening lecture, 26 invited lectures, 10 short communications selected from submitted abstracts and a large poster session and commercial exhibition. The organisers are very happy to announce that the symposium will be chaired by:
Karin BRINER (Novartis, United States)
Erick M. CARREIRA (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
The 17th Blue Danube Symposium on Heterocyclic Chemistry will take place at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria from August 30 until September 2 in 2017.
Following the long tradition of Blue Danube Symposia which started in 1991 as a regional meeting of chemists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, and Austria and later also Slovenia, these symposia have soon become an international meeting series attracting participants from all over the world. In 2017 the meeting will return to Austria, being held at the University of Linz. The campus is within short distance to the Blue Danube itself with numerous possibilities to relax and recharge in between an exciting scientific program that will cover all aspects of heterocyclic chemistry. Besides presentations from well-reputed plenary speakers we will also have talks from local representatives of the society countries (Blue Danube Speakers) and short oral presentations of young talents in the field. In addition to an exciting scientific program, we also plan an accompanying exhibition of different companies and suppliers related to field.