“The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to participate at MedChem 2020 (X Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich Euro-PhD Network) to be held in Barcelona from the 11th to the 13th of June 2020…”

Little could I have imagined when I wrote these sentences in an, already distant, 2019 that the rumors that something was not right in China were going to turn into a global pandemic that would force firstly to postpone and then to cancel the said meeting.

The COVID pandemic has affected the lives of all humanity, it has affected our freedoms, it has produced immense economic damages but, above all, it has meant the loss of millions of lives. On behalf of the IQS School of Engineering and the Organizing Committee, our support, and condolences to all members of the Paul Ehrlich Community who have lost family and/or friends during this pandemic.

Within this drama, we have also seen that Medicinal Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, and Medicine have responded to this enormous challenge by developing, in record time, vaccines and treatments to reduce the impact of the pandemic and help those who suffered the most acute versions of the illness. Once again science has responded to a challenge for humanity.Now, that the situation seems to be improving rapidly all over the planet and it is time to launch the MedChem 2022 (XI Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich Euro-PhD Network) next July 2022. 

The MedChem2022 will be hosted by the Department of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of IQS School of Engineering of the Universitat Ramon Llull and held in Barcelona from the 14th to the 16th of July 2022. 

Although all kinds of communications in the area of Medicinal Chemistry can be submitted, the Organizing Committee has decided to focus this meeting on two areas of research that are major health issues: Cancer and Anti-infectives, so communications in these two topics are especially welcomed. 

The venue for the meeting will be the Conference Room of IQS School of Engineering and the adjacent hall for the poster session. The accommodation selected is within a walking distance of IQS. We are located very close to the hills that surround Barcelona but directly connected by subway with the city center (20 min).

A social program has been prepared for the night of Friday 15th including the visit to an emblematic Barcelona monument and a dinner. 

The number of participants is limited to 170. Save the dates in your calendar and come to enjoy “the Mediterranean, beautiful and big Barcelona (Antonio Gaudí 1852-1926)”


José I. Borrell - Medchem chair

José I. Borrell
Chair of MedChem 2022