The Organizing Committee of 14th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry has decided to postpone the event. The course will take place from 3 to 8 October 2021 in Leysin, Switzerland. We have made a very difficult but necessary decision, to ensure the safety and health of all speakers and participants during the serious COVID-19 outbreak all around the world. 

We deeply regret any inconvenience due to the inevitable change of the dates. At the same time, we hope that you will still be able to join us in 2021. 

We wish you to stay healthy and looking forward to seeing you October 2021.

The Organizing Committee of 14th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry in Leysin

Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry 2020, Leysin

This five-day Medicinal Chemistry School that is organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the Swiss Chemical Society will focus on most modern aspects associated with small molecule drug discovery, highlighting the methodologies and technologies supporting hit generation, lead finding and lead optimization campaigns.

In the beautiful and scenic village of Leysin, close to Lake Geneva, more than 100 young scientists are expected to meet with app. 35 international renowned expert speakers and instructors.

As in previous years, the teaching content will be targeted at young scientists working in the area of medicinal chemistry, but also from flanking disciplines such as biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, or biophysics from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Given the broad spectrum and the timeliness of scientific topics discussed, the course also provides a valuable opportunity for advanced medicinal chemists to get acquainted with most recent developments in e.g. the medicinal chemistry of novel target families, novel compound classes, and most modern optimization paradigms. In addition, a number of PhD students and postdocs will be able to attend to receive a broad overview on scientific disciplines involved in modern drug discovery.

The upcoming event will thematically be structured along key topics of strategic relevance for medicinal chemistry that will be presented by opinion leaders in the field. The teaching content will further be intensified by hands-on tutorials in which the theoretical learning’s can immediately be applied to real life problems of pre-clinical drug discovery.

  Flyer Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry 2020 (pdf)


  • Dr. Gerhard Müller, Gotham Therapeutics
  • Prof. Dr. Beat Ernst, University of Basel


  • Dr. Gerhard Müller, Gotham Therapeutics
  • Dr. Katarzyna Borsuk