University of Belgrade
Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy
National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

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Invitation to the conference - 10th World Conference on Physico Chemical Methods in Drug Discovery and Development

We are pleased to announce that the 10th World Conference on Physico Chemical Methods in Drug Discovery and Development and 6th World Conference on ADMET and DMPK will take place in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade Rectorate building on September 4-6, 2023. The conferences are organized as a part of the 10th Meeting of the International Association of Physical Chemists (IAPC) with IAPC and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry as co-organizers. The aim of this joint event is to provide an opportunity for the world scientific community closely related to pharmaceutical research, to come together and in a warm and stimulating atmosphere, present their original work and share experiences and problems. More specifically, the aim of the meeting is to address the most advanced directions and new achievements in physico-chemical methods, which underlie almost all instrumental techniques used in the research processes in drug discovery and pharmaceutical development. Some of the world's leading experts in the field have already confirmed their presence.

This year the meeting is accompanied by 6th European Summer School on Drug Development (ESSDD-6) which will be held at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry, September 2-3, 2023. ESSDD-6 is a two-day intensive course designed for students and pharmaceutical researchers who wish to broaden their knowledge and advance in their career. The professionals, managers and investors who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the complex process of drug development will also find this course very beneficial. The aim of ESSDD-6 is to provide a relaxed but stimulating environment for students and other participants to attend the lectures, to establish a long-term relationship among participants and to encourage vigorous and fruitful interactions and discussions.

Detailed information about the conferences and the summer school is available on the website: https://www.iapchem.org/index.php/iapc-10-home.

As this kind of meeting will be held in Serbia for the first time, we truly hope that You will recognize its importance and join us as a participant. We believe that the satisfaction will be mutual.

Best regards,

Local Organizing Committee and
dr Tatjana Verbić, Associate Professor
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry
Conference Chair of the International Scientific and Organizing Committee and
Local Organizing Committee


SAIGE project - visit of a knowledge and technology transfer consultant

On Wednesday, 08/03 2023, as part of the SAIGE project of transformation of our institute, World Bank expert Dr. Davorka Moslavac Forjan visited ICTM. On that occasion, a meeting was held with representatives of the Transformation Team of our institute, where the first steps in the Transformation Plan regarding technology transfer were discussed.

Working breakfast at the Fund for Science on the occasion of the first year of the IDEA program

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, on the occasion of the successful implementation of the first year of the IDEAS program, organized a "working breakfast" for PIs within the sub-program for natural sciences. This event was also attended by our colleagues Sanja Stevanović, Željko Čupić, and Matija Zlatar. They presented the AdCatFC, NES, and TMMagCat projects being implemented at our institute. This was also an opportunity to get to know the other IDEAS project leaders, exchange experiences, and discuss the results achieved in the first year and possibilities for future cooperation.

The IDEAS program is the largest program of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, with a total budget of EUR 30 million, which finances 105 projects. ICTM is the lead SRO on four projects and a partner SRO on one project. Thirty-nine projects were funded within the natural sciences subprogram.

The success of our researchers - a bilateral project with France proposed by Dr. Matija Zlatar is approved

As part of the Call for co-financing scientific and technological cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of France (program “Pavle Savić” / “Hubert Curien Partnership”) for the two-year project period 2023/2024, 20 projects were approved out of a total of 70 proposed that met the conditions of the Competition. Among the approved projects is the Computational design of magnetic anisotropy in transition metal ion-based molecular magnets, submitted by Dr. Maylis Orio from Aix-Marseille University and Dr. Matija Zlatar, Principal Research Fellow, ICTM.

Congratulations to our colleague and his team on the received bilateral project, and we wish them much success in the realization of the planned research!