The 10th Joint Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry will be organized by the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Croatian Chemical Society and sponsored by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. It will be held on June 25–28, 2017 in Dubrovnik (Srebreno), Croatia.
The 10th JMMC follows the tradition created by several European national medicinal chemistry societies to organize these joint scientific events in the years between the biennial International Symposia on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC/ISMC). Various European cities have hosted the JMMC since the first one 1999 in Taormina: Budapest (2001 and 2009), Krakow (2003), Vienna (2005), Portorož (2007), Catania (2011), Lublin (2013) and the most recent one in Athens (2015). The JMMCs is an important scientific event in the field of medicinal chemistry which gives the opportunity for networking of the participants coming mainly from the nine middle European countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. This leads us to the principal aims of the Meeting: dissemination of research results, training of young researchers and enhancement of transnational collaborations between scientists from academia as well as industry.
The 10th JMMC will continue the tradition and will cover drug discovery advances in the major therapeutic areas, including anti-infectives, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and oncology. JMMC 2017 will present various topics which will cover advances in approaches for hit findings and accelerating lead optimization process, exploration of new chemical entities from nature, discovery of small molecule chemical probes, optimization of drug delivery and computational medicinal chemistry. Our intention is to get together scientists from different countries, disciplines and sectors, and in a relaxed atmosphere discuss and rationalize results and challenges associated with new drug discovery.
As you know, Dubrovnik is one of the most visited spots on the Croatian coastline, where Mediterranean grace, rich history and culture fusion in a unique beauty and harmony.
Looking forward to seeing You in Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Vesna Gabelica Marković
Head of the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Croatian Chemical Society