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, Switzerland from September 6-10, 2020 and Dr Arran Solomonsz will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our wide range of innovative laboratory tools, and give you the opportunity to examine them up close!  Investigate our ReactoMate controlled lab reactors, high pressure reactors, CondenSyn waterless air condensers, DrySyn oil-free heating blocks, and more to see how the can help you in your work!

The 2020 edition of this symposium 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.

We look forward to seeing you in Basel in September!