Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry

Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry

The organizers cordially invite you to participate in the

Annual Meeting on


Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry

March 15-18, 2015 in Marburg

Scientific Committee

Y. Auberson, Basel/CH (Chairman of the SCG devision)
K.-H. Baringhaus, Frankfurt am Main
A. Buschauer, Regensburg
W. E. Diederich, Marburg
P. Gmeiner, Erlangen (Chairman of the DPhG division)
A. Grünweller, Marburg
R. K. Hartmann, Marburg
M. Kalesse, Hannover
G. Klebe, Marburg
P. Kolb, Marburg
J. Mack, Biberach
C. Müller, Bonn
E. Ottow, Berlin (Chairman of the GDCh division)
T. Steinmetzer, Marburg
C. Wegscheid-Gerlach, Marburg

Aim of the conference

The international symposium will focus on state-of-the-art technologies and novel approaches in the field of medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical research with sessions on RNA-therapeutics, CNS-Neurodegeneration, Antiinfectives and Antivirals, Highlights and Technology in MedChem and Innovative novel drug releases. The scientific program will include plenary lectures, short lectures, and poster presentations. Furthermore, oral communications of postdoctoral junior scientists will be considered. It is the goal of the organizers to make this meeting an event of scientific excellence, attractive to both industrial and academic scientists in Medicinal Chemistry and related fields of research.


Program and Plenary Speaker

Program pdf-download)

Eva Altmann, Basel/CH
Davis Andrews, Toronto/CA
Ralf Bartenschlager, Heidelberg/DE
Eva Böttcher-Friebertshäuser, Marburg/DE
Ruth Brenk, Mainz/DE (cancelled)
Teresa Carlomango, Heidelberg/DE
Robert Copeland, Cambridge/US
Carsten Culmsee, Marburg/DE
Hans-Ulrich Demuth, Halle (Saale)/DE
Ola Fjellström, Mölndal/SE
Mike Hann, Stevenage/UK
Jonathan Hall, Zurich/CH
Felix Hausch, München/DE
Muthiah Manoharan, Cambridge/US
Nicholas Meanwell, Wallingford/US
Gerhard Müller, Nijmegen/NL
Rolf Müller, Saarbrücken/DE
Herbert Nar, Biberach (riss)/DE
Henrik Örum, Horsholm/DK
Zhengying Pan, Shenzen/CN
Thomas Trieselmann, Biberach (Riss)/DE
Nuska Tschammer, Erlangen/DE
Jesper Wengel, Odense/DK
Cornelia Zumbrunn, Allschwil/CH


Prizes will be awarded to the best three posters. The winning poster presenters will be allotted 5 minutes to present their work followed by a 5 minute discussion. Therefore, all poster presenters should be prepared to give such an ultra-short lecture (10 min, 2-3 slides).


Registration is closed.

Please register online no later than February 1, 2015, extended

Registration fees*)

GDCh-member, DPhG-member, and member of
EuCheMS-member societies
€ 290,-
Member, unemployed or retired€ 170,-
Non-member   € 340,-
Student - GDCh-member, DPhG-member and member of
EuCheMS-member societies (valid student card required)
€  75,-
Student - Non-member (valid student card required)    € 100,-
GDCh Gold member (with over 50 years of GDCh membership) free of charge

*) The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG.)

All tickets, ticket for public transportation and congress papers (incl. book of abstracts) will be handed to the participants upon check-in at the registration desk. Participants are requested to wear their congress badges at all times for identification and admittance to the conference rooms.

Upon online registration, payment by credit card, direct debit or bank transfer (free of bank commission) is possible. You will receive the invoice by regular mail.

Bank Details

Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main
Frankenallee 71-81
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
IBAN: DE85 5008 0000 0490 0200 00
Code 520032 / MedChem 2015

If fees are paid in advance, but after March 1, 2015, we kindly ask participants to show proof of payment when claiming their tickets and congress papers at the registration desk.
Onsite payment only by electronic cash or credit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa).


Written cancellations received on or before February 1, 2015, will be refunded less a 25,- administration fee. After that date the full amount of the invoice has to be paid. Requests for refund will not be accepted; however, registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation.  In this case, please send a note to GDCh, Congress Team.

If the conference is cancelled for whatever reason, fees paid will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.


Social Program

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 19.30 hrs

Get-together and 1st Poster Session
Foyer of the Lecture Hall Building (Hörsaalgebäude)
Biegenstr. 14
35037 Marburg, Germany 
(free of charge, booking required)

Monday, March 16, 2015, 19.30 hrs

Guided tour through the interactive laboratory "Chemikum Marburg"
including hands-on experiments

Meeting point: Conference Office
Price per person: € 10,- (booking required, max. 40 persons)


Guided tour through Marburgs historic city center
Price per person: € 5,- (booking required)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 20.00 hrs

Conference Dinner
Restaurant im Kaufhaus Ahrens
Universitätsstr. 14 - 22
35037 Marburg, Germany
(approx. 700 m near the lecture hall)
Note: all participants of the meeting are invited to attend the dinner.
(booking required).

Packed Lunch
On March 18 we offer a packed lunch for € 5,-.



Philipps-Universität Marburg
Hörsaalgebäude (lecture hall building)
Biegenstr. 14
35037 Marburg, Germany

© R. Gerlach-Riehl - FB Pharmazie
der Philipps-Universität Marburg
Travel Information


Welcome to Marburg

Please find out more.


© R. Gerlach-Riehl - FB Pharmazie
der Philipps-Universität Marburg

General Meetings

Monday, March 16, 2015 Lecture Hall

17.40  General Meeting of the GDCh Division on Medicinal Chemistry
(guests are welcome)

Mitgliederversammlung der GDCh-Fachgruppe Medizinische Chemie (Gäste sind herzlich willkommen)


1. Vorstellung des Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe
2. Bericht des Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe
3. Veranstaltungen der Fachgruppe
    - GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie vom   30.08.-02.09.2015 in Dresden
    - Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry 2015
    - Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry 2016
    - Future in Medicinal Chemistry Workshop
    - Summer School Medicinal Chemistry
4. Zusammenarbeit mit anderen nationalen und
    internationalen Organisationen
5. Preise (Innovationspreis in Medizinisch/
    Pharmazeutischer Chemie; Promotionspreis)
6. Entwicklung der Fachgruppe
7. Verschiedenes

Monday, March 16, 2015, Lecture Hall

18.25  General Meeting of the DPhG Division of Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry (guests are welcome)

Mitgliederversammlung der GDCh-Fachgruppe Medizinische Chemie
(Gäste sind herzlich willkommen)


1. Bericht des Vorsitzenden
2. Zukünftige Tagungen
3. Tagungsstipendien für Doktoranden
4. Innovationspreis Medizinische/Pharmazeutische Chemie
5. Zukunftspapier "Pharmazie 2020"
6. Verschiedenes


Useful Information

Coffee Breaks

Coffee, tea and softdrinks will be provided for free during the breaks.


An overview about restaurants nearby offering lunch will be provided at the conference desk.

Copyright Permission

Photos made on GDCh conferences are used exclusively by GDCh for documentation, news coverage and advertisement.



Information about the Scientific Programmme

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Klebe
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Department of Pharmacy
Marbacher Weg 6
35037 Marburg, Germany

Phone: +49 6421 28-21313
Fax: +49 6421 28-28994


Information about the Organisation

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
(German Chemical Society)
Congress Team / MedChem 2015
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: +49 69 7917-366 (Claudia Birkner)


Information about the German Pharmaceutical Society

German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG)
(Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft e.V.)
Hamburger Allee 26-28
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: +49 69 7191596-0
Fax: +49 69 7191596-29

Information about the Swiss Chemical Society

Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft, SCG
(Swiss Chemical Society, SCG)
Schwarztorstr. 9
3007 Bern, Switzerland

Phone: +41 31 310-4090
Fax: +41 31 310-4029

Information and registration during the conference

Opening hours of the conference office:
Foyer of the Lecture Hall Philipps-Universität Marburg

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 16.00 – 18.30 hrs
Monday, March 16, 2015, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8.00 – 16.30 hrs
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8.00 – 12.00 hrs

Phone: +49 175 335 4803
Fax: +49 69 7917 1366



We thank our sponsors for the support of the confernce.

List of sponsors



Claudia Birkner
Tel.: +49 69 7917-366

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Registration: February 1, 2015, extended

Mit der Bahn ab € 99,- zu
Veranstaltungen der GDCh


Link to the division

zuletzt geändert am: 14.10.2014 15:06 Uhr von C.Birkner