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Meet the MedChemComm team – See where and when you can meet us in 2015

A selection of conferences the journal will be attending in 2015.

The MedChemComm team will be attending a number of conferences in 2015 and we would be delighted to meet you there.

We’re also the team behind MedChemComm’s sister journals OBC, Natural Product Reports, and Molecular BioSystems, so we’ll happily discuss your interdisciplinary research work. In fact, many of our authors choose to publish their research across all of these titles.


National symposium on Chemical Biology 18-19 February 2015, Mysore, India. Meet Deeksha Gupta.

Directing Biosynthesis IV 25 – 27th March 2015, Norwich, UK. Meet Marie Cote.

MedChemComm, 27-30 April 2015, Hyderabad, India. Meet Deeksha Gupta.

Grassmere Heterocyclic meeting 7th – 11th May, 2015, Grassmere, UK. Meet James Anson.


Royal Society of Chemistry Organic Chemistry Symposium Series 1st – 5th June 2015, Sendai, Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan. Meet Rich Kelly

American Peptide Symposium 20th – 25th June 2015, Orlando, Florida. Meet Rich Kelly.

ISMSC 28th June – 2nd July 2015, Strasbourg, France. Meet Marie Cote.

7th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, July 5 – 8th, Tokyo, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

ESOC 2015 12th – 16th July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Meet Marie Cote.

RSC Organic Synthesis 20th – 23rd July 2015, Cambridge, UK. Meet James Anson.

9th CCS National Organic Chemistry conference, 31st July to 3rd August 2015, Changchun, China. Meet Guanqun Song.

9th National Chemical Biology conference, August, Tianjin, China. Meet Guanqun Song.

250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition 16th – 20th August 2015, Boston, USA.

25th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Conference (August 23-28) in Santa Barbara, USA. Meet Jennifer Lee.


18th RSC/SCI medicinal chemistry conference 13th – 16th September 2015, Cambridge, UK. Meet James Anson.

26th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, 24 – 26th September, Ehime, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

13th International Kyoto Conference on New Aspects of Organic Chemistry , 9th – 13th November, Kyoto, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

Tateshina Conference, 13th – 15th November, Tateshina, Japan. Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

BMOS-16 15th – 19th November 2015, Buzios, Brazil. Meet Rich Kelly.


Pacifichem 15th – 20th December 2015, Hawaii, USA. Meet Marie Cote.

Let us know if you are planning on attending any of these meetings, as we would be happy to meet you there!

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What are your colleagues reading in MedChemComm?

The articles below are the most read MedChemComm articles in July, August and September 2014.

Conformational analysis of peramivir reveals critical differences between free and enzyme-bound states
Michele R. Richards, Michael G. Brant, Martin J. Boulanger, Christopher W. Cairo and Jeremy E. Wulff 
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00168K

A critical assessment of modeling safety-related drug attrition
Daniel Muthas, Scott Boyer and Catrin Hasselgren 
DOI: 10.1039/C3MD00072A

Identification of 2,4-diamino-6,7-dimethoxyquinoline derivatives as G9a inhibitors
Nitipol Srimongkolpithak, Sandeep Sundriyal, Fengling Li, Masoud Vedadi and Matthew J. Fuchter  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00274A

Synthesis of α-brominated phosphonates and their application as phosphate bioisosteres
A. Michael Downey and Christopher W. Cairo  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00255E

The synthesis and functional evaluation of a mitochondria-targeted hydrogen sulfide donor, (10-oxo-10-(4-(3-thioxo-3H-1,2-dithiol-5-yl)phenoxy)decyl)triphenylphosphonium bromide (AP39)
Sophie Le Trionnaire, Alexis Perry, Bartosz Szczesny, Csaba Szabo, Paul G. Winyard, Jacqueline L. Whatmore, Mark E. Wood and Matthew Whiteman 
DOI: 10.1039/C3MD00323J

Identification of an inhibitor of the ubiquitin–proteasome system that induces accumulation of polyubiquitinated proteins in the absence of blocking of proteasome function
Caroline Haglund, Chitralekha Mohanty, Mårten Fryknäs, Padraig D’Arcy, Rolf Larsson, Stig Linder and Linda Rickardson 
DOI: 10.1039/C3MD00386H

Affinity-based target identification for bioactive small molecules
Makoto Kawatani and Hiroyuki Osada 
DOI: 10.1039/C3MD00276D

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors: a review of design and discovery
Wen-Chieh Wang, Hui-Yi Shiao, Chieh-Chien Lee, Ka-Shu Fung and Hsing-Pang Hsieh  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00048J

Structure-based approaches towards identification of fragments for the low-druggability ATAD2 bromodomain
Apirat Chaikuad, Andrew M. Petros, Oleg Fedorov, Jing Xu and Stefan Knapp  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00237G

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Recent HOT MedChemComm articles

The following MedChemComm articles have all been recommened by the reviewers of the articles as being particularly interesting or particularly significant research. These have all been made free to access until 12th December 2014. The order they appear in the list holds no special meaning or ranking.

Imidazole derivatives show anticancer potential by inducing apoptosis and cellular senescence
Gangavaram V. M. Sharma, Adepu Ramesh, Ashita Singh, Gourishetty Srikanth, Vankudoth Jayaram, Divya Duscharla, Jung Ho Jun, Ramesh Ummanni and Sanjay V. Malhotra  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00277F, Concise Article


Optimisation of a triazolopyridine based histone demethylase inhibitor yields a potent and selective KDM2A (FBXL11) inhibitor
Katherine S. England, Anthony Tumber, Tobias Krojer, Giuseppe Scozzafava, Stanley S. Ng, Michelle Daniel, Aleksandra Szykowska, KaHing Che, Frank von Delft, Nicola A. Burgess-Brown, Akane Kawamura, Christopher J. Schofield and Paul E. Brennan  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00291A, Concise Article
From themed collection Epigenetics

C4MD00291A GA

Computationally motivated synthesis and enzyme kinetic evaluation of N-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)-1,2,4-triazolecarboxamides as glycogen phosphorylase inhibitors
Jaida Begum, Gergely Varga, Tibor Docsa, Pál Gergely, Joseph M. Hayes, László Juhász and László Somsák  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00335G, Concise Article

C4MD00335G GA

Synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of aryl triazoles as firefly luciferase inhibitors
Haixiu Bai, Peng Zhu, Wenxiao Wu, Jing Li, Zhao Ma, Wei Zhang, Yanna Cheng, Lupei Du and Minyong Li  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00368C, Concise Article

C4MD00368C GA

Rational design of protein–protein interaction inhibitors
Didier Rognan  
DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00328D, Review Article

C4MD00328D GA


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