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On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 28th National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry (NMMC28), the flagship event of the Divisione di Chimica Farmaceutica (Division of Medicinal Chemistry) of the Società Chimica Italiana (Italian Chemical Society).

The 2023 NMMC edition will be organized by the University "G.d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara in cooperation with local authorities and major national and international pharmaceutical companies.

NMMC28, together with the 15th Young Medicinal Chemists Symposium “Nuove Prospettive in Chimica Farmaceutica” (NPCF15), aims to promote scientific research and coordinate collaborations by bringing together experts from the academic and industrial medicinal chemistry sector from all over Italy and beyond.

The meeting will cover advances in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, including infectious, neurodegenerative and rare diseases, and cancer. In parallel scientific sessions, the most recent advances in computer-aided drugs design and bioanalytical techniques applied to drug discovery, in sustainable medicinal chemistry, bioactive peptides and nutraceuticals will be also featured. More importantly, participants will have the chance to present their work, establish and strengthen collaborative networks, a key for successful research.

The meeting will start on September 17th with the Opening Ceremony at the Rectorate Auditorium of the University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara (Chieti Campus), and will continue at the Aula magna “Giancarlo Bettoni” (Department of Pharmacy) from 18th to 20th September. It will also be the opportunity to greet the winners of the DCF prizes, at the Opening Ceremony. The scientific contributions will be divided into two parallel sessions, with the participation of distinguished international scientists and will host

  • 5 plenary lectures by invited international key opinion leaders
  • 10 keynote lectures on pioneering themes
  • 40 oral communications
  • Two poster sessions
More than 300 colleagues from academia and industry are expected. Upon application, several grants for young scientists, covering the full registration fee and accommodation, will be provided by DCF-SCI and other Institutional Sponsors.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Chieti!

Prof. Maria Laura Bolognesi (DCF-SCI, President) - Prof. Adriano Mollica (Local Organizing Committee, Chair)


Dear participants
We have few available places left for the social dinner
At Tenuta di Sipio on September 19th
Don’t forget to book online by August 10th



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Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

  • Maria Laura Bolognesi (Chair, University of Bologna, IT)
  • Stefano Alcaro (University of Catanzaro, IT)
  • Giancarlo Aldini (University of Milano, IT)
  • Cosimo Altomare (University of Bari, IT)
  • Violetta Cecchetti (University of Perugia, IT)
  • Marco De Vivo (IIT, Genova, IT)
  • Patrizia Diana (University of Palermo, IT)
  • Fabrizio Micheli (Aptuit Srl, Verona, IT)
  • Adriano Mollica (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Stefano Moro (University of Padova, IT)
  • Isabella Romeo (University of Catanzaro, IT)
  • Gianluca Sbardella (University of Salerno, IT)
Organizing Committee
  • Adriano Mollica (Chair, University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Stefano Alcaro (University of Catanzaro, IT)
  • Rosa Amoroso (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Ivana Cacciatore (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Patrizia Diana (University of Palermo, IT)
  • Francesco Epifano (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Salvatore Genovese (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
Scientific Secretariat
  • Mariangela Agamennone (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Alessandra Ammazzalorso (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Cristina Campestre (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Simone Carradori (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Barbara De Filippis (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Marialuigia Fantacuzzi (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Serena Fiorito (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Letizia Giampietro (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Cristina Maccallini (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Azzurra Stefanucci (University of Chieti-Pescara, IT)

Important dates

17 September 2023

Registration Desk Opening Ceremony

18-20 September 2023

Scientific sessions