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 2020, organised by members from the School of Pharmacy – University of la Rochelle will take place at the end of August 2020 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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Registration To register for the conference, please use the registration portal: Abstract Submission Abstracts from conference registrants are invited for poster and oral presentation. Following review of all abstracts by the organising committee, a total of 6 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. To submit your abstract, please download complete the ‘abstract templateRead More…

Save the Date: 26th-28th August 2020 at the University of La Rochelle – France The 28th Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference will take place between 26th-28th August 2020 at the University of La Rochelle – France and will be held within the Faculty of Sciences. A workshop for PhD student and post-doc is organized onRead More…

Save the Date: 26th August 2020 in the morning Dr Laurent Picot, La Rochelle University, UMRi CNRS 7266 LIENSs At the interface between chemistry and biology, pharmacochemistry incorporates a wide variety of knowledges and concepts for the rational discovery of anticancer drugs. This pre-meeting workshop, open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, will propose aRead More…

the meeting report of GP2A 2019 Nottingham – UK is available at

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