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The MedChem-Russia conference is scheduled for May 16-19.

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Dear friends and colleagues! 

The Organizing Committee of the MedChem-Russia conference heartily invites academic and university researchers, foreign scientists, representatives of the pharmaceutical business and medicine, undergraduate students and Ph.D. students to attend the 5th Russian Conference on Medicinal Chemistry, which will be held on October 5-8, 2021 in Volgograd.  

MedChem-Russia conferences are held every 2 years in major scientific, educational and cultural centers of the Russian Federation. The first forum was held in 2013 in Moscow, the second – in 2015 in Novosibirsk, the third – in 2017 in Kazan, and the fourth – in 2019 in Ekaterinburg. The main goal of this international series of conferences is an in-depth analysis of current developments, novel approaches and state-of-the-art technologies in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug development. The conference will be held under the auspices of the European Federation of Medical Chemistry (EFMC), which renders it a prestigious international event. 

The scientific program of the MedChem-Russia 2021 conference will include plenary lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations. The conference will include sections on computational chemistry, new approaches in medicinal chemistry, target-oriented drug design, domestic anti-infectious drugs, including COVID-19 infection, as well as drug substance production, development of dosage forms and drug manufacturing. As part of the conference, a satellite youth symposium will be held. Six opening lectures by leading specialists will be followed by oral presentations by young scientists, two poster sessions, as well as round tables on educational programs in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry fields to discuss ways to accelerate the implementation of innovative developments into practice. In addition to the scientific program, business events are scheduled to foster networking. The organizers consider making this international forum interesting for both scientists and industry representatives working in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug development as their main focus. 

The conference venue is Volgograd State Medical UniversityVolgograd State Technical University, located in the Hero City of Volgograd, one of the largest domestic centers of science, education and industry.  

A scientific school that emerged in Volgograd is widely known in Russia and abroad for its achievements in the field of pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and the development of new physiologically active compounds. The Volgograd State Medical University and the Volgograd State Technical University offer degree-granting programs for the chemical, pharmaceutical industry and healthcare of the country. Developments of the lead scientists of the Volgograd State Medical University significantly contribute to the creation of innovative medicines as a part of the Government’s program Pharma-2030. VolgGMU established a unique Scientific Center for Innovative Medicines, created as the implementation of the Pharma-2020 program. The Volgograd region traditionally has been a major center of the chemical industry. Thus, in Volgograd there are all the essentials for combining the efforts of industrial pharmaceutical enterprises, as well as research and educational institutions working in the field of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, which will solve the strategic task of providing the population with modern medicines. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Volgograd! 

Organizing Committee 

Conference organizers 

  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation 
  • Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) 
  • RAS Department of Chemistry and Materials Sciences 
  • RAS Scientific Council for Medicinal Chemistry 
  • RAS Medical Department 
  • Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation 
  • Administration of the Volgograd Region 
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research 
  • Volgograd State Medical University (VolgSMU) 
  • Volgograd State Technical University (VolgSTU) 
  • Chemistry Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University 
  • RAS Institute of Physiologically Active Substances 
  • RAS I.YaPostovsky Institute of Organic Synthesis, RAS Ural Branch 
  • The D.I. Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Section
  • Volgograd Medical Research Center
  • IPO Association of Clinical Pharmacologists 

Conference Presidents 

Vladimir I. Petrov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, President of VolgSMU 

Valery Charushin, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences 

Conference Chairmen 

Sergey O. Bachurin, Corr. member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the RAS Scientific Council on Medical Chemistry, scientific director of RAS Institute of Physiologically Active Substances 

Vladimir V. ShkarinVolgSMU Chancellor 

Alexander V. Nawrocki, VolgSTU Chancellor 

Organizing Committee 

Co-chairman of the Organizing Committee  Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Prof. Alexander A. Spasov 

Co-chairman of the organizing committee – Prof. Sergey V. Kuzmin 

Acad. Aldoshin S.M. 

Acad. Bubnov Yu.N. 

Acad. Beregovykh V.V. 

Acad. Buchachenko A.L. 

Acad. Gabibov A.G.  

Acad. Dygay A.M. 

Acad. Egorov M.P. 

Acad. Egorov A.M. 

Acad. Konovalov A.I. 

Acad. Kukushkin V.Yu. 

Acad. Lisitsa A.V. 

Acad. Lysak V.I.  

Acad. Minkin V.I. 

Acad. Myasoedov N.F. 

Acad. Novakov I.A. 

Acad. Petrov V.I.  

Acad. Popov V.O. 

Acad. Sergienko V.I. 

Acad. Stonik V.A. 

Acad. Trofimov B.A. 

Acad. Ugryumov M.V. 

Acad. Fisenko V.P.  

Acad. Khokhlov A.R. 

Acad. Tsivadze A.Yu. 

Acad. Chekhonin V.P. 

Acad. Chupakhin O.N. 

Acad. Yunusov M.S. 

Corr. member Varfolomeev S.D. 

Corr. member Gudasheva T.A.

Corr. member Durnev A.D. 

Corr. member Kalmykov S.N. 

Corr. member Koyfman O.I.

Corr. member Kuchin A.V. 

Corr. member Nifant’ev N.E. 

Corr. member Poroikov V.V.  

Corr. member Rusinov V.L. 

Corr. member Salakhutdinov N.F. 

Corr. member Svistunov A.A. 

Corr. member Trifonov A.A. 

Corr. member Tyurenkov I.N. 

Corr. member Shimanovsky N.L. 

Prof. Aksyonov A.V. 

Prof. Brel A.K. 

Prof. Garabadzhiu A.V. 

Prof. Zefirova O.N. 

Prof. Vasiliev P.M. 

Prof. Klimochkin Yu.N. 

Prof. Krasavin M.Yu. 

Prof. Milaeva E.R. 

Prof. Narkevich I.A.  

Prof. Perfilova V.N. 

Prof. Piotrovsky L.B.

Prof. Hovhannisyan E.T. 

Prof. Ozerov A.A.  

Prof. Stepanova E.F. 

Prof. Fedorov A.Yu. 

Prof. Shishkin E.V. 

Program Committee 

Program Committee Chairmen: 

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander A. Spasov 

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Ivan A. Novakov 

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Oleg N. Chupakhin 

Corr. member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey O. Bachurin 

Prof. Zefirova O.N. (scientific secretary)

Prof. Zotov Yu.L. (Deputy Scientific Secretary)

Prof. Kosolapov V.A. (Deputy Scientific Secretary)

RAS Corr. member Kuchin A.V.

RAS Corr. member Salakhutdinov N.F.

RAS Corr. member Nifant’ev N.E.

RAS Corr. member Tyurenkov I.N.

RAS Corr. member Poroikov V.V.

Prof. Navrotsky M.B.

Prof. Ozerov A.A.

Prof. Brel A.K.

Prof. Stepanova E.F.

Prof. Butov G.M.

Prof. Vasiliev P.M.

Prof. Lazaryan D.S.

Doc. of Chem. Sci. Balakin K.V.

Doc. of Chem. Sci. Shtyrlin Yu.G.

Ph.D. Palyulin V.A.

Ph.D. Bovina E.V.

Ph.D. Kalitin K.Yu.

Ph.D. Frolov M.Yu.

The conference program

The conference program includes plenary reports, lectures by leading experts at the beginning of sections and oral reports covering the following topics: 

  1. New synthetic and technological approaches in medicinal chemistry. 
  2. Target-based drug design. 
  3. Scientific and methodological foundations of the search and development of new medicinal substances. 
  4. Medical bioinorganic chemistry. 
  5. Radiopharmaceuticals
  6. Search for new drugs based on natural compounds. 
  7. Computer-aided drug design. 
  8. Biotechnological aspects of medicinal chemistry. 
  9. Current topics in semi-industrial and industrial production of medicinal substances. 
  10. Pharmaceutical platform of medicinal chemistry, technology of substances and dosage forms, their standardization and development prospects. 
  11. Search and development of new antiviral agents (including COVID-19). 

The conference will include satellite youth symposium for undergraduate and graduate students up to 30 years old (oral reports 10-15 min., posters), two poster sessions and two round table discussions: 

  • Educational programs in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry 
  • Ways to accelerate the practical implementation of innovative pharmaceutical developments 

School for young scientists on pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical technology “Current state, prospects and problems of drug development” at the Volgograd State Medical University as 36 hours inperson and online course with the issuance of a commonly accepted certificate. The price of training is RUB 6000 (contracted, not subject to VAT). Those wishing to participate in the work of schools are encouraged to specify this in the registration form. 

Advanced training as 18 hour courses for teachers of pharmaceutical and biomedical departments with the issuance of a commonly accepted certificate. The price of training is RUB 6000 (contracted, not subjected to VAT). Those wishing to participate in the advanced training program are encouraged to specify this in the registration form. 

Inperson participants of MedChem-Russia 2021 are invited to a professional development course “Improvement of chemical technologies, processes and devices of the chemical industry” at the Volgograd State Technical University as 16 hours course with the issuance of a commonly accepted certificate. Participation in the advanced training program is paid. The price of training is RUB 6000 (contracted, not subjected to VAT). Those wishing to participate in the advanced training program are encouraged to specify this in the registration form. 

The venue of the conference 

Registration, opening and scientific events of the conference will be held at the Volgograd State Medical University (October 5-6, 2020, Volgograd, Pavshikh Bortsov Square, 1) and Volgograd State Technical University (October 7-8, 2020, Volgograd, V.I. Lenin Prospect, 28). 

Official languages 

The working languages of the conference are Russian and English. 

Applications for participation and abstract submission 

Applications for participation in the conference and abstracts should be sent to the organizing committee by email (see section Contact information). The registration form and requirements for abstracts will be presented on the official website of the conference. 

Cultural program 

The conference participants will be offered a diverse cultural program. Information about the cultural program will be posted on the official conference website. 

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Registration fees 


Early ******



Participants outside of CIS countries:

Academia and business

EUR 350

EUR 430

EUR 320

Graduate students and young scientists (up to 35 years old)

EUR 175

EUR 220

EUR 150


EUR 130

EUR 175

EUR 110

Participants from the Russian Federation and CIS countries****:

Academia and business participants

 RUB 5,500

RUB 7,000

RUB 5,000

Graduate students and young scientists (up to 35 years old)

RUB 2,500

RUB 3,000

RUB 2,000


 RUB 2,000

RUB 2,500

RUB 1,700

Absentee participants*****

RUB 1,000

Accompanying persons

RUB 2,000

**Buffet table, final banquet and lunches during the conference for an additional payment at the request of delegates, taking into account the epidemiological situation. *The standard package includes conference materials, a collection of abstracts on electronic media, attendance of all scientific events, participation in the opening ceremony, as well as coffee breaks during the conference. 

***Requires the document confirming the status of a student in a higher education institution. 

****Registration fee has been reduced owing to the financial support of the conference from sponsors. 

*****The price includes conference materials and a collection of abstracts in electronic form. 

****** Not available

Key dates 

November 15, 2021 – deadline for submission of applications for an official invitation (for foreign participants)

January 15, 2022 – deadline for registering regular participation

January 15, 2022 – deadline for online abstracts submission

January 20, 2021 – notification of acceptance of abstracts (within a few days after the specified date, as the materials are checked)

April 15, 2022 – deadline for payment of the registration fee

The MedChem-Russia 2021 conference is scheduled for the 3rd week of May 2022. (May 16-20). Please choose the form of participation in your personal account.

Contact information:


E-mail: medchemvolga21@gmail.com  

Website: medchem21.com 

Spasov Alexander Alekseevich, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences,   

Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee,  

Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Bioinformatics, 

Volgograd State Medical University 

Tel.: +7(8442) 94-24-23 

Kuzmin Sergey Viktorovich, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, professor, 

Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee,  

First Vice-chancellor, 

Volgograd State Technical University 

Tel.: +7(8442) 23-00-87 

Zefirova Olga Nikolaevna, Professor 

Scientific Secretary of the Program Committee 

Professor of Department of medicinal chemistry and fine organic synthesis, 

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University 

Tel.: +7(495) 939-12-43 

Zotov Yuri L’vovich, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor,  

Deputy Scientific Secretary of the Program Committee,  

Professor of the Department of fine organic synthesis, 

Volgograd State Technical University 

Tel.: +7(8442) 24-80-78 

Kosolapov Vadim Anatolyevich, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor,  

Deputy Scientific Secretary of the Program Committee 

Professor of the Department of pharmacology and bioinformatics, 

Volgograd State Medical University 

Tel.: +7(8442) 97-51-05