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 13-16, 2016 in Bonn



Scientific Committee

K.-H. Baringhaus, Frankfurt am Main (Chairman of the GDCh division)
H. Dollinger, Biberach (Riss)
P. George, Longvilliers/FR
P. Gmeiner, Erlangen (Chairman of the DPhG division)
G. Guichard, Bordeaux/FR
S. Laufer, Tübingen
V. Lisowski, Montpellier/FR
C. Müller, Bonn
E. Ottow, Berlin
J.-P. Rocher, Lyon/FR
J. Sapi, Reims/FR (SCT president)
L. van Hijfte, Illkirch/FR
F. von Nussbaum, Berlin

Aim of the conference

The international symposium will focus on current developments, novel approaches and cutting-edge technologies in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug research with sessions on Target Identification & Lead Discovery, Allosteric Modulators & Modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions, Antibacterial Drugs, Structural Biology, and Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry and Technology. The scientific program will include plenary lectures, short lectures, and poster presentations. Furthermore, oral communications of (post)doctoral 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. 

Plenary Speaker / Program

Program online version

Program pdf-version

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Jean-Louis Banères, Montpellier/FR
Priscille Brodin, Lille/FR
Miles Congreve, Hertfordshire/GB
Sheng Ding, San Francisco/US
Jörg Eder, Basel/CH
M. Follmann, Leverkusen/DE
Peter Hammann, Frankfurt (Main)/DE
Rolf Hartmann, Saarbrücken/DE
Alistair Henry, Slough/GB
Adriaan P. IJzerman, Leiden/NL
Timothy F. Jamison, Cambridge/US
Jesper Lau, Malov/DK
Stefan Laufer, Tübingen/DE
Günter Mayer, Bonn/DE
Stefan Offermanns, Bad Nauheim/DE
Oliver Plettenburg, Frankfurt (Main)/DE
Andreas Plückthun, Zurich/CH
Ronald J. Quinn, Brisbane/AU
Jörg Rademann, Berlin/DE
Norbert Sträter, Leipzig/DE
Roderich Süssmuth, Berlin/DE
Peter Tompa, Brussels/BE
Wensheng Wei, Beijing/CN
Marat Yusupov, Illkirch/FR
Qiang Zhao, Shanghai/CN



Several prizes will be awarded during the conference:
Klaus Grohe Prize in Medicinal Chemistry, Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 11:55 p.m., Lecture Hall X
PhD Award of the GDCh-division Medicinal Chemistry, Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 9:25 a.m. and
Innovation Prize of the GDCh-division Medicinal Chemistry and the German Pharmaceutical Society,
Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 15:20 p.m. and Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 10:00 a.m.

The program will contain a poster session. The best posters will be awarded and presented as a short presentation (5 min.).


Registration is closed.

Please register online no later than February 1, 2016, extended until March 1, 2016

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 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 separate e-mail.

Bank Details

Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main
Frankenallee 71-81
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
IBAN: DE85 5008 0000 0490 0200 00
Code 520041 / MedChem 2016

If fees are paid in advance, but after March 1, 20156 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, 2016, 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.

General terms and conditions 

Social Program

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 19.30 hrs

Get-together and 1st Poster Session
Aula of the University main building
Am Hof 1 / Regina-Pacis-Weg 1
53113 Bonn, Germany 
(free of charge, booking required)

Monday, March 14, 2016, 20.00 h

Guided tour with a historical night watchman ("Nachtwächterführung")
through Bonn's city center
Tour in english and german available.
Meeting point: in front of the entrance "Am Hof" of the University main building
Price per person: € 10,- (booking required)


Guided gastronomical tour "Drink doch ene met" (fully booked)
with stories about Bonn's traditional Restaurants and bars in the historic city Center
and visit of three bars
Meeting point: in front of the entrance "Am Hof" of the University main building
Price per person: € 7,- (drinks not included, booking required)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 20.00 h

Social Evening (dinner and party)
Maritim Hotel Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53175 Bonn, Germany
Booking fee per person: € 20,- buffet and drinks (booking required)

Dress code: party dress (smat casual)

The Maritim Hotel can be reached via metro. Starting e.g. from “Bonn Hbf” (central station) or “Universität/Markt” take metro line 16 (destination “Bad Godesberg”), line 63 (destination “Bad Godesberg”) or line 66 (destination “Bad Honnef”). Get off at station “Olof-Palme-Allee”. If you look into the direction the metro leaves you can see the Maritim Hotel on the left (Travel duration: ca. 9 min, one-way ticket Preisstufe 1b: € 2.80). The last metro back from “Olof-Palme-Allee” to Bonn city center leaves
at 2.21 h.




University of Bonn
Main building (Castle)
Am Hof 1 / Regina-Pacis-Weg 1
53113 Bonn, Germany

© Frank Luerweg / Universität Bonn

Travel information


Welcome to Bonn!

Please find out more.


Statue of Beethoven
© Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn



Rooms are reserved for the participants in various hotels throughout the city.

HRS – Hotel Reservation Service will gladly assist in booking accommodation in all categories. Please apply no later than date February 1, 2016.

HRS - Hotel Reservation Service
Blaubach 32
50676 Köln


Phone: +49 221 2077-7320

The customers will be held accountable for non-occupancy of reserved rooms.

We inform you about the introduction of a lodging tax for private accommodation in the city of Bonn from July 1, 2015.
Please see the official statement "Lodging Tax" from the Tax and City Treasury Office. Please note nights that may result from professional reason,
exempt from the tax if the guest submits a confirmation from the employer on departure at the latest.
More information and sample forms in english can be found here.

General Meetings

Monday, March 14, 2016 Lecture Hall X

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

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


1. Bericht des Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe
2. Veranstaltungen der Fachgruppe
3. Zusammenarbeit mit anderen nationalen und internationalen Organisationen
4. Preise (Innovationspreis in Medizinisch/
    Pharmazeutischer Chemie; Promotionspreis)
5. Entwicklung der Fachgruppe
6. Verschiedenes

Monday, March 14, 2016, Lecture Hall X

18.45  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. Innovationspreis Medizinische/Pharmazeutische Chemie
4. 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 Programme

Prof. Dr. Christa Müller
Universität Bonn
Pharmazeutisches Institut
An der Immenburg 4
53121 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228-73-2301
Fax: +49 228-73-2567


Information about the Organisation

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
(German Chemical Society)
Congress Team / MedChem 2016
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.)
Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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

Information about the Société de Chimie Thérapeutique

Société de Chimie Thérapeutique
Centre d'Etudes Pharmaceutiques
5, rue Jean-Baptiste Clément
92296 Chatenay Malabry Cedex

Phone: +33 1 46 83 56 84
Fax: +33 1 46 83 53 23

Information and registration during the conference

Opening hours of the conference office:
Foyer of the Aula, University of Bonn:

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 16.00 – 18.30 h
Monday, March 14, 2016, 8.00 – 17.00 h
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 8.00 – 16.30 h
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8.00 – 12.00 h

Phone +49 171 679-2995
Fax +49 69 7917 1366



Claudia Birkner
Tel.: +49 69 7917-366

Links and Downloads



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Link to the division

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