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1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

2–27 Nov 2015
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Welcome from the Chairs

All participants of ECMC-1 are welcome to submit the extended work to the Pharmaceuticals Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry"

Pharmaceuticals and the Organizing Committee of ECMC-1 congratulate Qinchang Zhu and Masaaki Kai who received an award for the best presentation at ECMC-1:

Topic: Convenient Drug-Resistance Testing of HIV Mutants
authored by Qinchang Zhu and Masaaki Kai
Laboratory of Chemistry of Biofunctional molecules, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Welcome from the Chair of the first International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

Pharmaceuticals (, a peer-reviewed scientific journal edited by MDPI AG, is proud to organize and sponsor the first 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 on the internet ( on 2-27 November 2015. It will allow you to present your recent results to the scientific community and to have the opportunity to start fruitful exchanges of information with academic and industrial groups from all over the world. Participation, as an author or a visitor, is ABSOLUTELY FREE of charge (simply create an account on the home page). Proceedings will be published after the conference.

On behalf of our dynamic editorial staff and active scientific committee, we warmly invite you to join us at this first International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry and we look forward to posting your contribution.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
Editor-in-chief of Pharmaceuticals
Former Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry,
University of Mons-UMONS,

Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde obtained his Ph. D. degree in the field of organic synthesis in 1978 from the University of Mons (Belgium) and he has always been working, mostly as a bench chemist, in the area of organic (heterocyclic) and medicinal chemistry. Particularly interested in the development of modern technologies, he is familiar with microwave-assisted chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, as well as green chemistry.

From 1987 to 1988 he joined the laboratory of the late Alan R. Katritzky (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA) with the support of a NATO grant and he had the opportunity to work in the field of medicinal chemistry as a research scientist in New Orleans (LA, USA) from 2001 to 2004.

Author or co-author of more than one hundred research articles, reviews, and chapters of books, he has been designated as a co-inventor in several European and world patents.

Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Mons (Belgium), he is now acting as a Guest Editor and Associate Editor for Molecules and an active Editor-in-Chief for Pharmaceuticals.

Call for Papers

The members of the scientific committee are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry and to invite each researcher working in that exciting field to share their recent results with their colleagues.

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:
  • Animal experimentation
  • Assay development
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomolecules
  • Biosensors
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Clinical studies
  • Combinatorial chemistry
  • Drug delivery (including bioconjuguates 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
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry is absolutely free of charge for contributors and visitors. All accepted submissions will be displayed on the internet, at , from 2 to 27 November 2015. Researchers are invited to present their work (in English) using the template provided by the Conference (see Instructions for Authors). Contributions can be submitted on line at from now until 30 September 2015.

After the Conference, proceedings will be edited, free of charge thanks to the sponsoring of the journal Pharmaceuticals. 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, 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 or Pharmaceutical Editorial Office at

We thank you in advance for your participation at this Conference and your contribution to its success.

Conference Chairs



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Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors
Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, 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 10 October 2015, 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 25 October 2015 to ensure final check.

The presentations will be accessible on 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'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

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.
Other formats (word document or poster) can also be considered.


MDPI AG, the publisher of the 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 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 (56)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-006323 Consideration of the stereochemical features of compounds in QSAR models. 2D+0.X molecular descriptors.

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Submitted: 01 Oct 2015

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sciforum-006028 Chemical and Biological Characterizations of an Effective Bimodal Probe to Target Apoptosis


Submitted: 05 Sep 2015

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sciforum-006424 Biochemical link between chromogranin A and cyclooxygenase-2 in pheochromocytoma pathology


Submitted: 07 Oct 2015

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sciforum-006513 Microwave-assisted C-H arylation of Quinazolin-4-one-type Precursors of Bioactive Heterocycles , , , , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-005783 Recycling of Drugs from Expired Drug Products

Submitted: 01 Jul 2015

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Sponsors and Partners

Media Partners

List of Keynotes

Topic: PSMA: a Zinc-Protease and Ideal Biological Target for Tailor-Made Low-Molecular Weight Radioligands

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kopka
Division of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Research Program Imaging and Radiooncology, German Cancer Research Center (dkfz), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Topic: Quaternary Ammonium Sophorolipids as Renewable Based Antimicrobial Products

Prof. Dr. Christian Stevens
SynBioC, Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Topic: Synthesis of Aminated Xanthones: Exploiting Chemical Routes to Reach for Bioactive Compounds

Dr. Maria Emília de Sousa
Laboratory of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228 4050-313 Porto, Portugal

Topic: Arresting Cell Growth by Novel Functionalised Indolocarbazoles

Dr. Florence McCarthy
Department of Chemistry and Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Topic: Application of RNA Aptamers to the Control of the Hepatitis C Virus-CRE Region Functionality

Dr. Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
Department of Molecular Biology, Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina“López-Neyra, CSIC, PTS Granada, Av del conocimiento s/n, 18016 Granada, Spain

Topic: Biomolecules and Natural Medicine Preparations: Analysis of New Sources of Bioactive Compounds from Ribes and Rubus spp.

Dr. Dario Donno
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco (TO), Italy

Topic: Convenient Drug-Resistance Testing of HIV Mutants

Dr. Qinchang Zhu
Laboratory of Chemistry of Biofunctional molecules, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Topic: Spectroscopic Biosensors

Dr. Emmanuel Gosselin
Laboratory for Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces (LPSI), University of Mons (UMONS)

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

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

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre Bazureau, University of Rennes 1, France
Prof. Dr. Christophe Biot, University of Lille 1, France
Prof. Dr. Paul Cos, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Michael Gütschow, University of Bonn, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christian Hartinger, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Kenneth A. Jacobson, National Institutes of Health, USA
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kopka, German Cancer Research Center (dkfz), Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Leggat, James Cook University, Australia
Dr. Viktor P. Lozitsky, Research Center "Biomedical Testing Preparations and Products", Odessa, Ukraine
Dr. Annie Mayence, Associate Editor of the Journal Pharmaceuticals, formerly professor at the Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, Belgium
Dr. Mark Norman, Therapeutic Discovery Amgen Inc., USA
Prof. Dr. Leonidas A. Phylactou, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics, Greece
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Recanatini, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Dr. Oliver Reiser, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Dr. Maria Emília Sousa, University of Porto, Portugal
Dr. Guangshun Wang, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

Organizing Committee

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 Ran Dang, MDPI AG Branch Office, Beijing, China