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2nd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

1–30 Nov 2016
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Welcome from the Chairs

All participants of ECMC-2 are welcome to submit the extended work to the Pharmaceuticals Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry".

Pharmaceuticals and the Organizing Committee of ECMC-2 congratulate Guilherme Fernandes who received an award for the best presentation at ECMC-2:

Topic: Design, Synthesis and Biological Activity of Furoxan Derivatives Against Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
authored by Guilherme Fernandes, Paula Souza, Chung Man Chin, Fernando Pavan and Jean Leandro Dos Santos
UNESP: Reitoria - Portal da Universidade, Brazil

Welcome from the Conference Chair

The first edition of this series provided the opportunity to more than 25,000 visitors to browse among 55 relevant slide shows and videos, presented by 206 authors from 18 countries. Further to that success, Pharmaceuticals (, a peer-reviewed journal edited by MDPI AG, is proud to organize and sponsor the Second International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry. Contributions dealing with any discipline promoting research in drug discovery and development are welcome.

The Conference will be held online (, from 1–30 November, 2016. It will allow 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 the second edition and we look forward to posting your contributions.

Conference Chair

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Editor-in-Chief of Pharmaceuticals, Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium

Call for Papers

The members of the scientific committee are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry, and to invite each researcher working in that exciting field of science 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 follows:
  • Animal experimentation
  • Assay development
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomolecules
  • Biosensors
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Clinical studies and side effects reports
  • 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
Participation at the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry is absolutely free of charge for contributors and visitors. Researchers are invited to provide a short abstract online at from now until 10 October 2016. Acceptance will be determined within a week of 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). All accepted submissions will be displayed on the Internet, at, from 1–30 November 2016.

After the conference, proceedings will be edited, free of charge, thanks to the sponsorship 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, 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 the conference secretary at

We thank you in advance for your presence 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 2016, 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 2016 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

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.

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 (42)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-007477 Interaction of Zinc(II) and Copper(II) Terpyridine Complexes with Biomolecules


Submitted: 25 Apr 2016

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sciforum-007479 Antibacterial Activity of Zinc(II) and Copper(II) Terpyridine Complexes

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Submitted: 25 Apr 2016

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sciforum-008491 In vitro Anti-leishmanial and Anti-trypanosomal Activity of Hydrazones, Pyrazoles, Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines and Pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridines Synthesized from 6-Substituted-3-formylchromones

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Submitted: 26 Aug 2016

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sciforum-008598 Bioprospecting of Asteraceae Medicinal Plants of Pakistan for their Associated Bioactive Endophytic Actinomycetes for New Drug Targets , , , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-008619 In Vitro Cytotoxic Evaluation of New indolo-Triterpene Derivatives, Synthesized from Serjanic Acid


Submitted: 06 Sep 2016

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Sponsors and Partners


Media Partners

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Full List of Keynotes


  Topic: Highly Conserved WNV Genomic RNA Domains are Potential Targets of
Antiviral RNA Aptamers

  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: Studying the Influence of Stereochemistry in P-gp Modulation: Case-Study
  with Thioxantones

  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

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 2nd 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. Michael Gütschow
Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 4, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; enzyme kinetics; mechanism-based enzyme inhibitors; inhibitors of proteases

Prof. Dr. Tien L. Huang
Division of Basic and Pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic chemistry; anti-opportunistic agents; anti-parasitic agents; prodrugs

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
Interests: radiopharmaceutical sciences; labeling chemistry; medicinal chemistry; PET tracers; radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and endoradiotherapy; small molecules; peptides; antibodies and derivatives thereof

Prof. Dr. Joachim Jose
PharmaCampus Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Corrensstr. 48, 48149, Muenster, Germany
Interests: autodisplay; assay development and inhibitor testing; whole cell biocatalysts for synthesis of drugs and building blocks; directed evolution of enzyme inhibitors and biocatalysts; biosensor development and diagnostic tools

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Leggat
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811, Australia
Interests: occupational health and safety; injury prevention; pharmaceuticals; aerospace medicine; geographic and travel medicine

Dr. Annie Mayence
Associate Editor of Pharmaceuticals
Formerly professor at the Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, 7330 Saint-Ghislain, Belgium

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
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; heterocycles, P-glycoprotein; anticancer; anticoagulants; chiral drugs

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. Flora Li, MDPI AG Branch Office, Wuhan, China