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Activities

The members of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network (hereinafter refered to as ''Network'') have agreed on the following rules and conditions for awarding the Paul Ehrlich European PhD in Medicinal Chemistry Label:

Application for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Label

  • Application for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD label is open to all doctoral students in medicinal chemistry at institutions that are members of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network provided that they have the approval of their supervisor and coordinator.
  • Doctoral students may apply for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD label at the Network Coordinator. The application form is available for downloading at the Network website http://www.pehrlichmedchem.eu.
  • The maximum number of applicants is set to two per member institution per cycle.

download: Application form

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Conditions for Award of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Certificate

  • The candidates must have successfully completed a PhD thesis on a subject relevant to the field of Medicinal Chemistry according to the established local regulations of their home university (Alma Mater).
  • The candidate must be the author of at least two original research papers already published or accepted for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals that are included in the Science Citation Index and possess an impact factor higher than 1.00. The candidate should normally be the first author of these publications. Exceptionally, when the candidate's contribution to the published work was essential, but due to local common practice the candidate was not listed as the first author, this circumstance shoud be explained by candidate's supervisor in a letter to the Network Coordinator.
  • The candidate must demonstrate international research mobility and experience during his/her PhD study by having worked for at least 3 months (this timespan may be devided into two shorter periods) at a research institution, which is preferably a member, associate member or corporate member of the Network, outside the country of the candidate’s home university.

For this period:

  • the candidate must be supervised by a scientist at the host institution (“host supervisor”) in addition to the residing supervisor of the home university (“home supervisor”); b) the candidate must submit a report describing the aim of the study, the methods used, the results and discussion of the major results. The report must be approved by (i) the home supervisor, (ii) the host supervisor, and (iii) an external referee who is a member of another Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network institution and is nominated by theNework Board.
  • the candidate must provide a statement from the host university specifying the host institution, the names of home and host supervisors, and the dates and duration of the candidate's research activity abroad. Clause (b) is not applicable when the work performed at the host research institution has been already published in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal specified under (2) above. The candidate should normally be the author, and the home- and host supervisor should be co-authors of the respective publication(s).
  • To demonstrate in-depth scientific training and education in addition to that requested by national regulations, the candidate must attend at least two approved postgraduate courses and one Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network meeting and give there minimum one presentation of his/her scientific results. Two of these events must be attended outside the country of the candidate’s home university.
  • The PhD thesis should be written in English, unless this is prevented by local regulations. Should this be the case, a comprehensive summary in English should be submitted.
  • The Commission for evaluation of the PhD thesis should include a member from a foreign institution which is a member, associate member or corporate member of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network
  • After the award of the PhD title at the home university, the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD candidate must give a podium presentation of his research at a meeting organised by theMedChem Euro-PhD Network (see below).
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Postgraduate Courses and Meetings

  • The Postgraduate Courses which the candidates must attend to qualify for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Certificate must deal with a Medicinal Chemistry topics, be at a postgraduate level and have at least 20 hours (included are lectures and student presentations) of duration. Courses are approved by the Network Board. A list of approved courses will be published on the website http://www.pehrlichmedchem.eu.
  • The Network meetings which the candidates must attend to qualify for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD label are (i) organized by academic institutions which are members of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network, (ii) at least 20 hours (included are lectures and student presentations) of duration and (iii) include Euro-PhD candidates research presentations.
  • Each Network meeting must (i) be announced to the Network members at least 2 months in advance and (ii) be open to doctoral students of all members of the Network. On completion of the meeting, the organisers must provide a certificate of attendance or participation to candidates. To qualify for a certificate of participation, candidates must contribute with apresentation of their research at the Meeting.
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Award of Euro-PhD Certificate

  • The Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD certificate will be awarded by the Network Coordinator on behalf of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network.
  • The Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD certificate will include a supplement summarising the conditions for the award. The certificate will be signed by the Network Coordinator, the doctoral thesis supervisor and the host supervisor.
  • The certificate will be presented to the candidate by the Network Coordinator and the doctoral thesis supervisor or their authorized representatives. The Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD awarding ceremony will normally be at a Network meeting after the candidate hasgiven the podium presentation on the thesis as described in § 5(7) above.

2012



Buemi, Maria Rosa

Università degli studi di Messina, Italy

     
  anónimo   Title of the PhD thesis: Rational design and synthesis of new GluN2B/NMDA receptor ligands as neuroprotective agents.  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2012  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Alba Chimirri  
    International hosting institution: University Alcalá De Henares (Madrid)  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Julio Alvarez-Builla  
         

Parrino, Barbara

Università degli studi di Palermo, Italy

     
  B. Parrino   Title of the PhD thesis: Synthesis and antitumor activity of new tetracyclic systems containing the pirrole ring  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2012  
    Name of Supervisor: Girolamo Cirrincione  
    International hosting institution: Semmelweis University  
    Name of the host supervisor: Professor Peter Matyus  
         

2013



Brvar, Matjaž

Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia

     
  Brvar Matjaz   Title of the PhD thesis: Structure-based design of DNA gyrase B inhibitors  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2013  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Tomaž Šolmajer  
    International hosting institution: University of Lund, Sweden  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Salam Al-Karadaghi  
         

Meleddu, Rita

Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy

     
  Rita Meleddu   Title of the PhD thesis: Synthesis of different series of small molecules targeting HIV-1 RT, Candida albicans, MAO and G-quadruplex  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2013  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Elias Maccioni  
    International hosting institution: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Peter Mátyus  
         


2014



Gaspar, Alexandra

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

     
  Alexandra Gaspar   Title of the PhD thesis: Chromone: a valid scaffold in medicinal chemistry  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2014  
    Name of Supervisor: Borges, Fernanda  
    International hosting institution: University of Catanzaro  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Stefano Alcaro  
         

Moraca, Federica

Università degli Studi ''Magna Graezia'' di Catanzaro, Italy

     
  Federica Moraca   Title of the PhD thesis: Traditional and enhanced computational approaches for the rational discovery of novel DNA G-quadruplex stabilizing agents  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2014  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof, Stefano Alcaro  
    International hosting institution: ETH Zűrich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, USI Campus Lugano (Switzerland)  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Michele Parrinello  
         

Morreale, Francesca

Università degli studi di Messina, Italy

     
  Francesca Morreale   Title of the PhD thesis: New challenges in drug discovery: targeting protein-protein interactions  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2014  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Alba Chimirri  
    International hosting institution: University of Cambridge, University of Dundee, UK  
    Name of the host supervisor: Dr. Alessio Ciulli  
         


2015



di Vita, Gloria

Università de Palermo, Italy

     
  Gloria di Vita   Title of the PhD thesis: Synthesis and antiproliferative activity of thiazolyl-bis-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridines, indolyl-thiazolyl-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridines and indolyl-thiazolyl-pyrrolo[2,3-c]pyridines, nortopsentin analogues  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2015  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. G. Cirrincione  
    International hosting institution: UCL, School of Pharmacy, London  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Steven Neidle  
         

Szalaj, Natalia

Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland

     
  Natalia Szalaj   Title of the PhD thesis: Synthesis and biological evaluation of a second generation 1,2,3-triazole derivatives as potential anti-Alzheimer’s compounds targeting monoamine oxidase B.  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2015  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Dr hab. Barbara Malawska  
    International hosting institution: University of Barcelona  
    Name of the host supervisor: Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero  
         




2016



Bianco, Giulia

Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy

     
  Giulia Bianco   Title of the PhD thesis: Structure-based approaches applied to the study of pharmaceutical relevant targets.  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2016  
    Name of Supervisor: Dr. Simona Distinto  
    International hosting institution: University of Alcalá  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Federico Gago  
         

Ciordia Jiménez, Myriam

San Pablo CEU, Madrid. Spain

     
  Miriam Ciordia   Title of the PhD thesis: Novel Amidine-Class β-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein Cleaving Enzyme 1 (BACE1) Inhibitors for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2016  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beatriz de Pascual-Teresa and Dr. Andrés A. Trabanco  
    International hosting institution: Neuroscience Medicinal Chemistry Department at Janssen Research and Development in Beerse (Belgium)  
    Name of the host supervisor: Dr. Frederik Rombouts  
         

Rocca, Roberta

Università degli Studi ''Magna Graecia'' di Catanzaro, Italy

     
  Roberta Rocca   Title of the PhD thesis: G-Quadruplex folds as innovative conformational target for in-silico-driven hit identification of novel bioactive agents.  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2016  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Stefano Alcaro  
    International hosting institution: ETH Zűrich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, USI Campus Lugano (Switzerland)  
    Name of the host supervisor:Prof. Michele Parrinello  
         

Silva, Tiago

University of Porto, Portugal

     
  Tiago Silva   Title of the PhD thesis: Hydroxycinnamic acid, a valid scaffold for the development of CNS multitarget drugs. Synthesis, pharmacological and toxicological studies.  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2016  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fernanda Borges  
    International hosting institution: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  
    Name of the host supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eugenio Uriarte  
         

Teixeira, José

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

     
  José Teixeira   Title of the PhD thesis: Targeting dietary antioxidants to mitochondria: regulating mitochondrial radical production and redox signaling to improve human health  
    Year of PhD thesis: 2016  
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. Fernanda Borges  
    International hosting institution: Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands  
    Name of the host supervisor:Dr. Werner Koopman  
         

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Election of New Board

New Board

During the V Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich Euro-PhD Network (Krakow, July 2015) a new board has been elected for the period 2016-2018, which will start next January. From left to right: N. Haider, J. Vinsova, S. Van Calenberg, K. Kiec-Kononowicz, J. Alvarez-Builla, S. Alcaro, and D. Kikelj.


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Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network Meetings


1st Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network,

 
 

13-15 July 2011, Madrid

 

2nd Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network,

 
 

9-11 September 2012, Ljubljana

 

3rd Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network,

 
 

27-29 september  2013, Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari

 

4th Meeting of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network,

 
 

20-22 June 2014, Hradec Králové, Prague

 
     
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