Medicinal Chemistry Research Group
Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest


Cover image in ChemMedChem
Our work on the discovery of covalent ligands by Dynamic Undocking (DUckCov) was featured on the front cover of ChemMedChem. Special thanks for the artwork for Anita Rácz and Andrea Scarpino.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences membership
The 191. General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has appointed György M. Keserű as a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Brain Research Days
Our group was represented by Ádám Kelemen, Dóra Judit Kiss, Levente Mihalovits and Zoltán Orgován on the Brain Research Days, an educational/scientific-disseminatory forum organized on March 12-13 at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. Photos are included in the gallery.

Our recent work on covalent warhead library design was highlighted in this month's MedChemWatch newsletter of EFMC.

PhD defense
Ádám Andor Kelemen has successfully defended his PhD thesis (Fragment-based approaches in GPCR-targeted drug discovery) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Congratulations!

Junior Prima prize for Péter Ábrányi-Balogh
Péter Ábrányi-Balogh, research fellow of our group, has been awarded the Junior Prima prize in the category of science. Since 2007, the prize is awarded by the Hungarian Development Bank to Hungarian scientists under 33, who have shown exceptional performance and international recognition in scientific research, after a strict protocol for nomination, and assessment by an expert jury.

Featured article on the website of NKFIH
Our recent results in the development of new STAT inhibitors - together with the Moriggl and Gunning groups - were featured on the website of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary. The article is also available in Hungarian, featuring a video interview.

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