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22 November 2017

ELF Chemistry event brings together scientists in Belgium

The European Lead Factory (ELF) acknowledges the need for open exchange between researchers with different professional backgrounds and puts a focus on the career development of young scientists. Therefore, the European Lead Factory annually invites young talented EU Lead Factory chemists from participating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and academic institutions to a so-called Learnings and Achievements meeting, where they can present their scientific work, interact with colleagues and liaise with representatives from participating established pharmaceutical companies and SME partners.

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13 November 2017

The joint search for new antibiotics

It is antimicrobial resistance (AMR) awareness week. AMR is a major threat for public health. Worldwide, researchers are looking for drugs that can slow down or even reverse resistance emergence. 

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23 October 2017

19 Successful career researchers!

The European Lead Factory congratulates 19 early career researchers that have been nominated to participate in the ELF Annual Chemistry Learning & Achievements meeting at the Janssen Campus (Janssen Pharmaceutica NV) in Beerse, Belgium, 6-7 November 2017! 

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23 October 2017

EU-OPENSCREEN signs Memorandum of Understanding

The European infrastructure EU-OPENSCREEN and the European Lead Factory executives of the European Screening Centre and the Public Chemistry Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration in future initiatives.

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20 October 2017

Acceleration of academic Alzheimer’s programme

Anyone, any disease, any target. About 20 years ago, Prof Frank Gunn-Moore, University of St Andrews discovered a protein, which he suspected was involved in the deterioration of the brain that causes dementia. 

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19 October 2017

Top-level library design from University of York

Dr Will Unsworth, a talented young group leader at the Department of Chemistry, University of York, has been awarded the highest monetary incentive for the library he designed based on cyclic peptide mimetics.

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06 October 2017

Prix Galien to ELF scientist

Dr Mario van der Stelt, University of Leiden, has been awarded the prestigious Dutch Prix Galien Research Award (Galenus Researchprijs Nederland).

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04 October 2017

Five months project extension

In agreement with the European Lead Factory partners, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has agreed with a no-cost extension of the term of the ELF project to the end of May 2018.

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22 September 2017

Successful screen for innovative depression and pain target

Having discovered an interesting protein involved in depression and pain, Dr Patrick McHugh, University of Huddersfield, wanted to access chemical tools to further explore its role and action.

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29 June 2017

>100 public qualified hits

Every year since 2015, around 50,000 public compounds, designed and synthesized by the European Lead Factory chemistry partners, have been added to the ELF screening collection the Joint European Compound Library.

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