The Division of Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology

The DMCCB comprises about 750 scientists interested in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and related fields of research. It organizes scientific events such as the Basel mini-symposiums, the Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology session of the SCS annual meeting, and every second year co-organizes the Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry congress together with the German GDCh. It also offers a high-quality, bi-annual Medicinal Chemistry Course which takes place in Leysin. Beyond Switzerland, the DMCCB interacts with other country organizations to represent the Swiss medicinal chemistry and chemical biology community


The aims of the DMCCB are

  • to foster an international network of medicinal chemists, chemical biologists and scientists working in related fields
  • to facilitate contacts with leading experts in our field
  • to organize symposia, seminars and advanced training courses
  • to network and encourage the exchange of ideas 

DMCCB is a member of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC)


  • Dedicated scientific sessions at the SCS Fall Meetings
  • A bi-annual minisymposium on a cutting edge topic
  • Joint conferences with the medicinal chemistry and chemical biology divisions of chemical societies in neighboring countries
  • The bi-annual Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry, held in a superb Alpine setting. DMCCB members benefit from reduced fees.



The DMCCB is member of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (

Delegates of the DMCCB to the EMFC:
Dr. Yves Auberson (Member of the Executive Committee); Dr. Georg Jaeschke  (Council Member)


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