19 Successful career researchers!

23 October 2017

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! 

After very successful events in previous years, this year´s edition comprises members of the ELF chemistry consortium and other ELF stakeholders focusing on work in synthetic chemistry for the Joint European Compound Library (JECL) as well as medicinal chemistry work performed post-HTS.

The following talented young researchers have managed to convince the selection committee to award them an invitation to this event:
Sunisa Akkarasamiyo (Stockholm University), Thomas Britten (Lancaster University), Florent Chevillard (Philipps University Marburg), Romain Costil (University of Bristol), Loes Stevers (Eindhoven University of Technology), Thomas Downes (University of York), Anna Lucia Fallacara (Lead Discovery Siena), Maurice Grube (Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory), Jessica Iegre (University of Cambridge), Paul Jones (University of York), David Jones (University College Cork), Abdul Keeri (Polish Academy of Sciences), Urszula Komarnicka (University of Wroclaw), Jörg Lichtenegger (University of Graz), Jèssica Margalef (Stockholm University), Maciej Rogacki (University of Antwerp), Maarten Sijm (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Weitao Sun (Queen Mary University of London), and Mary Wheldon (University College London).

Furthermore, the Early Career Researcher Workshop based on hit-to-lead case studies will provide the opportunity for vigorous discussions to all participants. Awards for the best posters, presentations and flash poster presentations acknowledge outstanding achievements and will complement the event.

Dimitrios Tzalis, Head of ELF Chemistry: ‘I’m excited to see this international group of talented Post docs and PhD students join the ELF chemists at the Janssen premises in Beerse. Many of them are already working in the interface between chemistry and biology. As ELF is all about taking early research to the next step, the “Hit-to-Lead” theme of this year’s event couldn’t be more suitable.’

Read more about the event here.