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7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry series
1–30 Nov 2021

Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Drug Discovery and Development, Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Our series of International Electronic Conferences on Medicinal Chemistry has now become an unmissable event in the field. November is booked in the agenda of all scientists working in drug sciences, and November 2021 will not be an exception.

Thus, on behalf of the MDPI journal Pharmaceuticals and of the Scientific Committee, I am delighted to welcome you to this 2021 edition.

If you are not familiar with the series, you could ask: why to participate? The answer is simply because this platform aims to bring together scientists from all over the world. It gives students, researchers, and experts the opportunity to share their results and exchange their ideas in medicinal chemistry, in the broad sense of the domain. In addition, there is no need to worry about safety, time off, flights, or hotels. Indeed, this is a virtual event. And guess what? It is, again, absolutely free of charge for authors and visitors as well.

If you are familiar with the series, then, I would like to thank you for your confidence all through the previous years. The success of the series would not have been possible without you, your contribution, and your support.

Ready to join us? Log in, submit your abstract, and enjoy the Conference!

Conference Chairs

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde

Editor-in-Chief of Pharmaceuticals, Former Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Mons-UMONS, Belgium

Conference Scientific Committee

Dr. Andrea Duranti

Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy

Research Keywords
medicinal chemistry; drug design; cannabinoids; sugar-based surfactants

Dr. Marialuigia Fantacuzzi

Dipartimento di Farmacia, Università degli Studi “G. d'Annunzio”, Chieti, Italy

Research Keywords
aromatase inhibitors; bioactive compounds; small molecules; anticancer activity; medicinal chemistry; synthesis; drug discovery; PPAR agonists and antagonists; antiproliferative agents; nitric oxide synthase inhibitors

Dr. Serena Massari

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Dr. Annie Mayence

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

Research Keywords
medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; parasitic diseases; orphan drugs

Prof. Dr. Andrea Porcheddu

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università di Cagliari, Monserrato, CA, Italy

Dr. Ziyaur Rahman

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. Dr. Amélia Pilar Rauter

Departamento de Química e Bioquímica e Centro de Química e Bioquímica, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Osvaldo A. Santos-Filho

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, IPPN, CCS, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Research Keywords
molecular modeling; computer-aided drug design; bioinformatics; chemoinformatics

Call for participations

The members of the Scientific Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Participation for the 7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry and to invite each researcher working in the exciting fields of medicinal chemistry and drug related sciences to share her/his recent results with her/his colleagues all over 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 includes:

  • 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 and in vivo studies
  • Lead optimization
  • Omics
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Scale-up
  • Structure–activity relationships

Participation in the 7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry is absolutely free of charge for contributors and visitors. Researchers are invited to provide a short abstract (250 words maximum without figure and without references) online at from now until October 18, 2021. A maximum of 3 (three) submissions by each research group (any session combined) will be considered. 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 poster, a slideshow, or a video using the templates provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). All accepted submissions will be displayed online, at, on November 1-30, 2021.

Authors will be invited to publish their work as a review or a research article 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 [email protected] or to the Pharmaceuticals editorial office at [email protected].

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

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Marta Correia-da-Silva

Laboratório de Química Orgânica e Farmacêutica, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal; CIIMAR, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Dr. Jong Heon Kim

Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit, Western Regional Research Center, USDA-ARS, 800 Buchanan St., Albany, CA 94710, USA

Dr. Pauline Loupias

AGIR, UR 4294, UFR de pharmacie, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France

Dr. Ana Marta de Matos

CQE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Dr. François Marceau

Faculté de médecine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

Prof. Dr. Pascal Marchand

Université de Nantes, Cibles et médicaments des infections et du cancer, IICiMed, EA 1155, F-44000, Nantes, France

Prof. Dr. Lawrence Marc Pfeffer

Center for Cancer Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA

Dr. Sara Esther Ramos-Lorente

Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine Lopez-Neyra, CSIC PTS Granada, Granada, Spain

Dr. Tanja Soldatovic

Department of Chemical-Technological Science, State University of Novi Pazar, Vuka Karadžiča bb, 36300 Novi Pazar, Serbia

Instructions for Authors

Submission Information
Authors should submit their work online by logging in with and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into the system.
  • Researchers interested in attending the Conference must submit an abstract of the work they intend to present (maximum 250 words without figures, without references; keywords must be in alphabetical order), no later than 18 October 2021.
  • After the abstract is accepted (1–5 days after receipt of the abstract), the authors will be invited to prepare a full description of their work in the form of a poster, slideshow, or video at their best convenience.
  • Posters must be uploaded as a PDF file using the Poster_template.pptx file available at the end of this section.
  • Slideshows must be uploaded as a PDF file using the PPT_template.pptx file available at the end of this section.
  • Flash communications (5 minutes) and communications (10-20 minutes) must be uploaded as an mp4 file (video) using the PPT_template.pptx file available at the end of this section.
This must be uploaded before 30 October 2021, for a final check and approval. Each work will be directed to the appropriate panel (posters, slideshows, flash communications, communications) by the Conference Office.

Contributions will be displayed on the website using’s proprietary slides viewer and will be accessible at at the time of the conference. They can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Contributions must be converted to PDF format before submission, so that they can be easily and automatically converted to be displayed online.
The organization of posters is left completely up to the authors, provided that they use the Conference’s template.

We recommend the following organization for your slideshow or video, using the Conference’s template:

  • Length of the presentation: no more than 30 slides
  • Slide 1 (strictly one slide): Title, authors’ names, affiliation(s), email address of corresponding author, logos of the laboratory and/or institution (not mandatory).
  • 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. 250 words) and 3–5 keywords, separated by semicolons.
  • Slide 4 and following slides: These should contain (in the given sequence) Introduction, Results and Discussion, Conclusions.
  • Last slide: Acknowledgments, and logos of sponsors (not mandatory).

Uploaded files:



Event Awards

The following awards will be offered by our sponsors

The Awards
Four travel grants offered by Pharmaceuticals
The open access peer-reviewed Journal Pharmaceuticals will offer one travel grant (400 CHF) to reward the best poster, the best presentation, the best flash communication, and the best communication. All submissions will be considered, independently of the session (general and round table). The best works will be selected by the members of the Scientific Committee.
One additional travel grant offered by Pharmaceuticals for the best invited lecture
The open access peer-reviewed Journal Pharmaceuticals will offer one travel grant (500 CHF) to reward the best invited lecture, as selected by the members of the Scientific Committee.
One free 1-day hands on/testing using microwaves offered by Microwave Technologies Consulting
Microwave Technologies Consulting will offer a 1-day hands on/testing using microwaves (2.45 GHz and 915 MHz) in its lab in Lyon (France). Travel and lodging are at the expense of the awardee. Selection will be made by the Company following strict scientific criteria.
One registration seat to an upcoming Simulations Plus workshop
Simulations Plus, Inc., will offer a single registration seat to an upcoming Simulations Plus workshop (valued at 2,000 USD; e.g. Selection will be made by the Company following strict scientific criteria.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Fendy Fan
Ms. Jennifer Wang
Email: [email protected]

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