17th EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline

Knowledge Creation from Failure

 Virtual Event    March 26 (16:30 to 18:30 CET)

In this edition, the EFMC and the Young Scientists Network are settled to offer an unusual yet exciting programme around the sharing of the “hidden medicinal chemistry” from the programs that never make it, or the parts of the research program that didn’t go according to plan.

This EFMC initiative aims to push forward the submission of all medicinal chemistry discoveries of interest and be candid about the challenges and surprises that happened on the way, not just presenting success stories. As much can be learnt from the programmes and chemical series that don’t work out as from the ones that do. These learnings can lead to new fundamental discoveries, new screening assays and changes in working practise that can be of benefit to the wider medicinal chemistry community.

A series of case studies will be shared, before joining a round table discussion about the importance of sharing the unsuccessful stories to advance research. We are particularly proud to already announce our speakers: 

  • Dr Michael Margreiter (Evotec, Germany)
  • Dr Gebhard Thoma (Novartis, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Daniel Rauh (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Registration to the event is free and open to all thanks to the generous support of Symeres.