European School of Medicinal Chemistry ESMEC
XXXIX Advanced Course of Medicinal Chemistry and Seminar for PhD students

Urbino, Palazzo Battiferri, Via Saffi 42

June 30 – July 4, 2019

The mission of the ESMEC is to provide participants, PhD students and junior researchers from both academia and industry, with the most recent advances in the field of medicinal and organic chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and analytical/ structural chemistry. This idea is aimed to reflect the current scenario of medicinal chemistry being a truly transdisciplinary approach, where the advances in knowledge are driven by the medicinal chemist’s ability to translate into new molecular concepts and into novel molecular entities the amount of information created by molecular medicine, pharmacology, molecular biology, systems biology.

For these reasons, the School is directed to participants at a graduated and post-graduated level, in chemistry but also in pharmacology or biology, who are keen to explore the interdisciplinary context of current cutting-edge research in medicinal chemistry.

To achieve these very ambitious goals, the School is organized into thematic sessions, each of them constructed around a series of lectures, followed by practical workshops.

This year the scientific programme includes the following topics:

Immuno-oncology: small molecules and beyond

Anna Mondino, IRCCS, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan (I)

Lisa Kötzner, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt (DE)

Alexander Dömling, University of Groningen (NL)

Julio Castro-Palomino, Palobiofarma, Barcelona (E)

Shabnam Shaabani, University of Groningen (NL)

Barbara Valsasina, Nerviano Medical Sciences, Milan (I)

Photocatalysis in Medicinal Chemistry

Paolo Melchiorre, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona (E)

Geraldine Masson, University of Paris-Saclay (F)

Massimo Olivucci, University of Siena (I)

Christopher N. Johnson, Astex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge Science Park (UK)

 

Artificial Intelligence in drug discovery and development

Enzo Grossi, Villa Santa Maria Foundation, Tavernerio (I)

Jürgen Bajorath, University of Bonn (DE)

Alex Tropsha, University of North Carolina (USA)

Roberta Bursi, InSilicoTrials Technologies, Milan (I)

Orazio Nicolotti, University of Bari (I)

Market watch: new drug approvals in 2018 and synthetic strategies

Tiziano Bandiera, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (I)

Deadlines

  • Deadline for call of ESMEC and EFMC FellowshipsMarch 25, 2019
  • Deadline for PhD student abstract submissionMay 25, 2019
  • Deadline for RegistrationMay 31, 2019

Committees

Scientific Committee

Marco Macchia, University of Pisa (Director)
Stefania Butini, University of Siena
Andrea Cavalli, University of Bologna
Paolo Grieco, University of Naples
Antonio Macchiarulo, University of Perugia
Gianluca Papeo, Nerviano Medical Science S.r.l.
Antoni Torrens Jover, Esteve Pharmaceuticals
Tracey Pirali, University of Piemonte Orientale
Gilberto Spadoni, University of Urbino Carlo Bo

Organizing Committee

Annalida Bedini
Lucia Bedini, Treasurer
Andrea Duranti
Simone Lucarini
Michele Mari
Francesca Bartoccini

Organizing Office

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomolecolari
University of Urbino Carlo Bo
Piazza Rinascimento, 6
61029 Urbino (PU) ITALY
tel. +39 0722 304551 / +39 0722 303323
fax. +39 0722 303313

E-mail: lucia.bedini@uniurb.it

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