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3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

01/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
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Welcome from the Chair

Further to the success of the two first editions, Pharmaceuticals, a peer-reviewed journal edited by MDPI, is proud to organize and sponsor the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry. Contributions dealing with any discipline promoting research in drug discovery and development will be welcome.

The conference will be held online (www.sciforum.net/conference/ecmc-3) from November 1–30, 2017. It will enable you to share your recent results with scientists of academic and industrial groups from all over the world.

Participation, as an author or a visitor, is ABSOLUTELY FREE (simply create an account on the home page). Abstracts of the presentations will be published, upon authorization of the authors, in a meeting report after the conference.

On behalf of our dynamic editorial staff and active scientific committee, we warmly invite you to join us during this third edition and we look forward to posting your contributions.

All participants of ECMC-3 are welcome to submit the extended work to the Pharmaceuticals Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry".

Conference Chair

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Editor-in-Chief of Pharmaceuticals Former Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry,
University of Mons-UMONS, Belgium

Conference Committee

Dr. Alfredo Berzal-Herranz

IPBLN-CSIC, Spain

Dr. Maria Emília de Sousa

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Dr. Guangshun Wang

University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

Dr. Annie Mayence

Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, Belgium

Dr. Francois Dufrasne

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Dr. Osvaldo A. Santos-Filho

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Andrea Porcheddu

Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy

Call for Papers

The members of the scientific committee are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry and to invite each researcher working in that exciting field of science to share his/her recent results with his/her colleagues around the world.

The conference will cover a wide range of aspects involved in drug discovery and development. A non exhaustive list of topics that will be considered comprises:
  • ADMET
  • Animal experimentation
  • Assay development
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomolecules
  • Biosensors
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Clinical studies and side effects reports
  • Combinatorial chemistry
  • Drug delivery (including bioconjugates and prodrugs)
  • High throughput screening
  • Hit identification
  • Imaging techniques
  • In silico experiments
  • In vitro studies
  • Lead optimization
  • Omics
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Scale-up
  • Structure–activity relationships
  • Target selection
Participation at the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry is absolutely free of charge for contributors and visitors. Researchers are invited to provide a short abstract on line at http://www.sciforum.net/login from now until 15 October 2017. Acceptance will be notified within a week after submission of the abstract. Then the author(s) will be asked to present their work (in English) in the form of a slide show (or a video) using the template provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). Posters, realized following the template provided online, will also be considered. All accepted submissions will be displayed online, at www.sciforum.net/conference/ecmc-3, on 1-30 November 2017.

After the conference, proceedings will be published free of charge thanks to the sponsoring of the journal Pharmaceuticals, in a meeting report. Authors of the most outstanding contributions, as selected by the Scientific Committee, will be invited to publish their work as a research article free of charge or at a discounted price, in a Special Issue of the journal Pharmaceuticals.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving contributions in response to this call and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the chairman via e-mail at jean-jacques.vandeneynde@ex.umons.ac.be or to the Pharmaceuticals editorial office at ecmc@mdpi.com.

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors
Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

Researchers interested in attending the conference must submit, on this website and not later than 15 October 2017, an abstract of the work they intend to present.

After the abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee (1-5 days after receipt of the abstract), the authors will be invited to prepare a full description of their work preferably under the form of a PowerPoint presentation, and to upload it before 20 October 2017 to ensure final check.

The presentations will be accessible on https://sciforum.net/conference/ecmc-3 during the time of the conference.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation using the template provided by the conference. Slides will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. They can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry PPT template file

Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry Poster template file

The following organization is recommended for your presentation:
  • Length of the presentation: no more than 30 slides
  • Slide 1 (strictly one slide): Title, Authors’ names, Affiliation(s), email address of the corresponding Author, and, not mandatory, logos of the laboratory and/or institution;
  • Slide 2 (strictly one slide): Graphical Abstract, repeat the title of the presentation but avoid other text as far as possible;
  • Slide 3 (strictly one slide): Abstract (max 200 words) and 3-5 keywords separated by semicolons;
  • Slide 4 and following slides: should contain (in the given sequence) Introduction, Results and Discussion; Conclusions.
  • Last slide: Acknowledgments and, not mandatory, logos of sponsors of the work.
Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their research works. Hence, by submitting a contribution to this conference, the authors retain the copyright of their contribution, but they grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this contribution online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means the authors can easily submit their contribution to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (76)

Title Authors Poster Submitted Abstract
Interaction of Zinc(II) Complexes with Relevant Nitrogen Nucleophiles under Physiological Conditions Tanja Soldatovic Enisa Selimovic Poster PDF 03 Aug 2017 Show
Interrelation between Histamine and Serotonin, Dopamine, GABA, IGF-1 in a Growth Hormone (GH) Deficient Group under rh-GH Replacement Therapy Ana-Maria Stefanescu Dana Manda Adriana Padure Cristina Dumitrescu Poster PDF 31 Jul 2017 Show
One Year r-GH Therapy Influence on Blood gamma-Aminobutyric acid, Serotonin, Dopamine and IGF-1 in 15 Growth-hormone Deficient Children Ana-Maria Stefanescu Adriana Padure Cristina Dumitrescu Poster PDF 31 Jul 2017 Show
Targeting the Trypanosome Alternative Oxidase (TAO) as Promising Chemotherapeutic Approach for African Trypanosomiasis Christophe Dardonville Francisco José Fueyo González Carolina Izquierdo García Teresa Díaz Ayuga Godwin Ebiloma Emmanuel Balogun Kiyoshi Kita Harry de Koning Poster PDF 04 Sep 2017 Show
Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterizations of a Fluorinated Paramagnetic Contrast Agent Emilie Hequet Poster PDF 13 Sep 2017 Show

Conference Chairs

Chair

Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde

Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium

DETAILS
Email: jean-jacques.vandeneynde@ex.umons.ac.be

Conference Committee

Committee Member

Dr. Alfredo Berzal-Herranz

Department of Molecular Biology, Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, (IPBLN-CSIC), PTS Granada, Av del Conocimiento 17, 18016 Granada, Spain

DETAILS
Research Keywords: structure-function of RNA; aptamers; antisense; ribozymes; viral RNA genomes; RNA as tool; therapeutic RNAs
Email: aberzalh@ipb.csic.es

Committee Member

Dr. Maria Emília de Sousa

Laboratório de Química Orgânica e Farmacêutica, Departamento de Ciências, Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, 4050-313, Porto, Portugal

DETAILS
Research Keywords: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; heterocycles, P-glycoprotein; anticancer; anticoagulants; chiral drugs; marine natural products
Email: esousa@ff.up.pt

Committee Member

Dr. Guangshun Wang

Department of Pathology & Microbiology University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

DETAILS
Research Keywords: host defense antimicrobial peptides, structural bioinformatics, biomolecular NMR
Email: gwang@unmc.edu

Committee Member

Dr. Annie Mayence

Formerly professor at the Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, 7330 Saint-Ghislain, Belgium

DETAILS
Research Keywords: medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, parasitic diseases, orphan drugs
Email: annie.mayence@alumni.umons.ac.be

Committee Member

Dr. Francois Dufrasne

Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Plaine CP 205/5, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

DETAILS
Research Keywords: medicinal chemistry; anticancer metal complexes; asymmetric synthesis
Email: dufrasne@ulb.ac.be

Committee Member

Dr. Osvaldo A. Santos-Filho

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, IPPN, CCS, Bloco H - Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 21941-902, Brazil

DETAILS
Research Keywords: molecular modeling; computer-aided drug design; bioinformatics; chemoinformatics
Email: osvaldo@correio.nppn.ufrj.br

Committee Member

Dr. Andrea Porcheddu

Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Cittadella Universitaria, SS 554, bivio per Sestu, 09042, Monserrato (CA), Italy

DETAILS
Research Keywords: peptide synthesis; peptide nucleic acid; indole synthesis; amide synthesis; mechanochemical reaction; borrowing hydrogen; microwave; heterocycle synthesis; hydroxamic acids
Email: porcheddu@unica.it

Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their research works. Hence, by submitting a contribution to this conference, the authors retain the copyright of their contribution, but they grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this contribution online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means the authors can easily submit their contribution to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Best Presentation Award

This year, as a sponsor, Pharmaceuticals would like to award the best presentation as elected by all the organizers. The Award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Presentation Award 2017:

Criteria

  1. Full PPT presentation must be submitted to ECMC-3.
  2. The quality of the presentation.
  3. The scientific content of the presentation

Evaluation

  1. Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above.
  2. Total score for each presentation will be ranked, from highest to lowest.
  3. If two or more students get the same score, further evaluation will be carried out.
  4. All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.

Best Presentation at ECMC-3

Pharmaceuticals and the Organizing Committee of ECMC-3 congratulate Jalal Soubhye who received an award for the best presentation at ECMC-3:

Topic: Dual Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial Effects of Phenylhydrazide and Phenylhydrazone Derivatives
authored by Jalal Soubhye,

Laboratoire de Chimie Pharmaceutique Organique, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campusplaine, CP 205/5, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Currently, I work as academic researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in the field of medicinal chemistry. I am working on pharmacological design, synthesis and evaluation of new chemical substances with therapeutic potential. My current research interests are in the development and evaluation (in vitro and in vivo) of myeloperoxidase inhibitors as anti-inflammatory agents. Understanding of the mechanism of inhibition is very important to obtain new potent and safe inhibitors. In addition, I am working on design, synthesis and evaluation of new antimicrobial agents.

"Currently, Dr. Jalal Soubhye works as academic researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in the field of medicinal chemistry, whose research focuses on pharmacological design, synthesis and evaluation of new chemical substances with therapeutic potential. His current research interests are in the development and evaluation (in vitro and in vivo) of myeloperoxidase inhibitors as anti-inflammatory agents. Understanding of the mechanism of inhibition is very important to obtain new potent and safe inhibitors. In addition, he is working on design, synthesis and evaluation of new antimicrobial agents."

Exhibition Hall

Electronic Exhibition Hall of ECMC - Develop and Strengthen Your Brand

  1. Free of charge for companies exhibited in 2017.
  2. High visibility: The last edition of this series provided the opportunity to more than 10,000 visitors to browse
    among 42 relevant slide shows and videos, presented by 150 authors from 22 countries.
  3. Super easy to prepare: a short introduction of your company, and a PPT presentation (less than 10 slides) to show super star products.


Conference Organizers

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Franck Vazquez, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Ms Changzhen Fu, MDPI AG Branch Office, Wuhan, China
Ms Flora Li, MDPI AG Branch Office, Wuhan, China

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