Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry


     Dear colleagues, the Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (BrazMedChem2008) will be held at Hotel Summerville Beach Resort, located in Porto de Galinhas in the State of Pernambuco, November 9-13, 2008.

     This is the fourth edition of an event for students, post-doctoral fellows and scientists. Based on historical trends, we can say that this will be an edition crowned with success and that many Brazilians and foreigners will participate. As in previous editions, this is a scientific event of international character that has the main objective of joining together Brazilian Medicinal Chemists in discussions and directions of the state-of-the-art in designing new drugs (medicines). It is an event that has the support of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MD) of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ).

     Since the establishment of the Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in 2001 (BrazMedChem2001), it has been prone to achieve understanding and gather true information that leads to knowledge.

     The BrazMedChem2008 will have the participation of renowned Brazilian and foreign scientists specialized in areas already enlightened in the Symposium: Molecular Design, Structure-Activity Relationships, and Medicinal Chemistry of Natural Products. The vocational guidance for students associated with the scientific development and with a view on technological innovation will continue in this edition of the BrazMedChem.

     The Brazilian Medicinal Chemistry comes up strengthening over the years thanks to many activities related to the development of pharmacotherapy. The central theme of the BrazMedChem2008 will be "Systems Chemical Biology".

     In this new edition of the BrazMedChem we will introduce a novelty: four short-courses will be offered to undergraduate and graduate students. These short-courses will focus on pharmacological effects, chemical classes, targets, biological screening and structure-activity relationships.

     The BrazMedChem2008 Organizing Committee took back the commitment to hold an unforgettable event to the utmost interest in Brazilian pharmacotherapy aiming at improving human health.

     This is an itinerant event. The first three editions took place in the Southeast area of Brazil. This year we travel to Pernambuco, the cradle of the Brazilian Medicinal Chemistry. Once again, we rely on your participation.

     Come to the BrazMedChem 2008. Come to Porto de Galinhas!

We look forward to welcoming you as a special attendee at our BrazMedChem2008!

The Organizing Committee.