The GP2A is a member-led network of academic medicinal chemists working in universities and research institutes in Europe.

Founded in 1992, as the Groupement des Pharmacochimistes de l’Arc Atlantique (GP2A) by medicinal chemists working within Schools of Pharmacy near the western coast of Europe (the “Atlantic Arc”), it has rapidly expanded and currently includes academic members from France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Our definition of medicinal chemistry is broad and membership is open to those working in areas as diverse as physical and pharmaceutical chemistry and molecular pharmacology as well as the traditional areas of natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy and drug discovery.

Our primary aim is networking to enable exchange of ideas and experience. This is facilitated through two major activities: Our annual scientific conference and PhD student and post-doctoral research exchanges.

The network provides bursaries to facilitate exchange between members’ laboratories.

GP2A 2019, organised by members from the School of Pharmacy – University of Nottingham will take place at the end of August 2019 and will feature invited lectures, oral communications and posters enabling researchers at all levels from PhD student to principle investigators to participate.

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We are delighted to announce that the 27th Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference will take place between 21st-23rd August 2019 at the University of Nottingham (UK). The meeting will be hosted by the Division of Biomolecular Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy here at the University of Nottingham and will take placeRead More…

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