The 8th edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium will be held virtually on September 9-10, 2021 and will be organised by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the EFMC Young Scientists Network (YSN).

Start Date 09.09.2021 - 08:00
Event End 10.09.2021 - 17:00
Location Online Conference

Because we care about your health, the committee took the decision to run a fully virtual event – and prepare it upfront to offer you a digital platformto access the content during and after the symposium. The same reason lays behind our decision to postpone the event by one week and hold it on September 9-10, 2021 – as many of you will surely attend the XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2021) and we want to give your mind and eyes the time to rest.

The Programme of the 8th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists’ Symposium will include:

  • keynote lectures given by inspiring leaders in the field, with ample time for interaction with the speakers.
  • oral communications by invited prize winners from national young medicinal chemist meetings in Europe
  • flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts
  • a virtual poster session open to any young researcher submitting an abstract
  • a virtual exhibition
  • prizes
    • EFMC-YMCS Presentation Prize
    • EFMC-YMCS Poster Prizes
    • EFMC-YMCS Public's Choice Prize

The scientific programme will also be completed by a series of soft-skills trainings and networking breaks, provided to you by the EFMC Young Scientists Network.


Prof. Dennis Gillingham
University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Kristina Goncharenko
SpiroChem AG, Basel, Switzerland