August 25-27-2017




70-90 participants


30 Young Speakers Talks

The 7th Meeting / of the Paul Ehrlich Euro-PhD Network

We are cordially inviting you to participate in the 7th Paul Ehrlich MedChem EuroPhD Network Symposium organized by the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, TU Wien, Austria, from August 25-27, 2017.

TU Wien recently celebrated its bi-centennial anniversary, hence, belonging to the oldest technical universities in Europe. It is also among the largest universities in Austria with approx. 30.000 students. The Faculty for Technical Chemistry hosts some 1500 students and has a long history in medicinal chemistry based on unique expertise in the area of heterocyclic chemistry.

Ideally located in the center of Europe, Vienna has a long-standing tradition as a major conference site since the “Congress of Vienna” in 1815. Its unique atmosphere will provide inspiration for a fruitful scientific meeting, and the participants will have ample time to enjoy a wealth of culture and historical places in and around Austria’s capital city, not to forget the exquisite Viennese cuisine and Austrian wines. Enjoy with us excellent science in a terrific environment together with true Viennese hospitality!

I look forward to seeing you in Vienna.


Marko D. Mihovilovic

1st Meeting in Madrid (2011)
2nd Meeting in Ljubljana (2012)
3rd Meeting in Cagliari (Italy) (2013)
4th Meeting in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (2014)
5th Meeting in Krakow, Poland (2015)
6th Meeting in Budapest (2016)

Further information on previous meetings can be found here

Organizing Committee

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marko D. Mihovilovic
Full Professor for Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry
Head of Institute
Vienna University of Technology – Institute for Applied Synthetic Chemistry
Getreidemarkt 9 / A-1060 Vienna / Austria (EU)

Ao. Univ.-Prof., Dr. rer. nat., Mag. pharm. Norbert Haider
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Faculty of Life Sciences,
University of Vienna, Althanstraße 14,
A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Schnürch
Vienna University of Technology – Institute for Applied Synthetic Chemistry
Getreidemarkt 9 / A-1060 Vienna / Austria (EU)

Dr.techn. M. Farooq Zia
Vienna University of Technology – Institute for Applied Synthetic Chemistry
Getreidemarkt 9 / A-1060 Vienna / Austria (EU)

Conference Schedule

Session Chairs:
Session Fri 1400-1515: Marko D. Mihovilovic
Session Fri 1700-1830: Norbert Haider
Session Sat 0900-1030: Serge van Calenbergh
Session Sat 1130-1300: Fernanda Borges
Session Sun 0900-1030: Oliver Thorn-Seshold
Session Sun 1130-1245: Harald Janovjak


The registration will take place in the lobby area of TUtheSky on August 25, 2017 from 13:00 - 14:00. The registration desk will be also attended throughout the meeting.

Day 1 – Oral 1 – Jenny Desantis

Cycloheptathiophene-3-carboxamide and triazolopyrimidine scaffolds for inhibiting essential targets within HIV-1 and influenza virus replicative cycle

Day 1 – Oral 5 – Yong Chen

Expeditious synthesis of polyacetylenic water hemlock toxins and their effects on the major GABA A receptor isoform

Day 2 – Oral 1 – Peter Šramel

Design and Synthesis of TKIs Specifically Interacting with SBCP (VEGFR2 TK)

Day 2 – Oral 3 – Agnieszka Olejarz

Monoamine oxidase B inhibition activity of novel analogs and derivatives of 1-[3-(4-tert-butyl-phenoxy)propyl]piperidine

Day 2 – Oral 6 – Donatella Bagetta

Benzopyrone isomers as promising scaffolds for novel, selective and reversible MAO-B inhibitors

Day 3 – Oral 3 – José Carlos Teixeira

Disruption of mitochondrial function as mechanism for anti-cancer activity of a novel mitochondriotropic menadione derivative

Day 3 – Oral 4 – Serena Monticelli

Exploiting Hoppe’s Carbenoids Chemistry: High Throughput Asymmetric Synthesis of Thioamides and Ketones

Day 3 – Oral 5 – Joana Reis

Chromone as a privileged scaffold in drug discovery: a closer look on the development of novel multitarget agents in Alzheimer’s disease

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Conference Speakers

Serge Van Calenbergh

Ghent University, Belgium

Tailored design of sugar-modified a-GalCer analogues for Th1-polarized immune responses  Serge Van

Thierry Langer

University of Vienna

in-silico methods

Hannes Mikula

Vienna University of Technology

Bioorthogonal Diagnostic Tools for Pretargeted PET Imaging  Hannes Mikulaa a Institute of Applied

Harald Janovjak

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)

Optical functionalization of human Class A orphan G-protein coupled receptors G-protein coupled

Oliver Thorn-Seshold

Oliver Thorn-Seshold

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees

A registration fee, as a contribution to the cost of the meeting, should be paid by all participants:

Registrations Fees  EUR
Two PhD students and the coordinator at network institution (each) 100
PhD students at network institutions 150
Senior scientist at network institutions 200
Accompanying person 200
Non-network member participants 250

Deadline for Registration: 31st July 2017

Deadline for fees payment: 7th August 2017

Kindly transfer the registration fee using the below banking details AFTER receiving a formal invoice by email and clearly include the invoice tracking number in your bank transfer:
UniCredit Bank Austria AG,
1010 Wien, Schottengasse 6-8
IBAN: AT72 1200 0514 2900 0401

Event Location

Vienna University of Technology
Getreidemarkt 9, 1060, Vienna, Austria

Conference FAQS / find your answers

Public transportation in Vienna is very efficient and the perfect way to get around town. Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines in all subway stations or in buses (from the driver) or trams (only in the first car of the tram, the ticket machine is right behind the driver). Multi-day passes are also available. Maps of Vienna and public transportation can be collected from Registration Desk.
Internet access will be provided on campus for all participants using EDUROAM. In case you face any difficulties to access the Internet, you can contact the Registration Desk for assistance.
The registration will take place in the lobby area of TUtheSky on August 25, 2017 from 13:00 - 14:00. The registration desk will be also attended throughout the meeting.  
The workshop will take place in the TUtheSky Lounge. This room is located on the 11th floor of the building BA on the campus Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien. This is within 3-10min walking distance from the indicated hotels and student hostel.  
Please be advised that the poster size should have A0 format and in Portrait orientation.

Accommodation / Wombat's The City Hostel-Naschmarkt

Alternative hotels within walking distance:

Hotel Beethoven

Papagenogasse 6
1060 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/(0)1/587 44 820
Fax: +43/(0)1/587 44 42

(special room rates upon request at conference organizer)

Hotel Mercure Secession Wien

Getreidemarkt 5, A-1060 Wien Vienna (Austria)


+43 1 58838 0

+43 1 58838 212


(special room rates upon request at conference organizer)

Motel One Wien Oper

Elisabethstraße 5

1010, Wien (Österreich)
+43/1/585050 5



Hotel Erzherzog Rainer

Wiedner Hauptstr. 27-29 | A-1040 Wien

+43 1 22 111
+43 1 22 111 350

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