The GDCh division for Medicinal Chemistry has existed since 1971. Its approximately 850 members are active in university institutes, other research institutions and in the pharmaceutical industry. The division aims to build a bridge between chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Computer Science and engineering. It deals with questions of modern drug development across all areas, in particular the discovery of active ingredients, the optimization of lead substances with the inclusion of modern technologies such as combinatorial synthesis, high-throughput screening systems based on molecular biological principles, drug design, molecular modeling, quantitative structure / effect analyzes, pharmacokinetics and metabolism.
Medicinal chemistry describes a modern, multidisciplinary field of research. It uses the latest scientific findings in Biology and chemistry for the targeted production of active substances and thus makes a decisive contribution to the development of innovative drugs.
The division fosters the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and promotes medicinal chemistry, which is not established as a subject in Germany
It promotes and supports the next generation of academics and ensures their professional development
The Medicinal Chemistry division is committed to providing good training for German chemistry and Pharmacy students in order to maintain Germany as a pharmaceutical research location.
Together with the German Pharmaceutical Society, it publishes the Pharmacy Archive, the oldest German chemical journal.
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Dr. Carina S. Kniep
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