The program of this session will be interdisciplinary and address interesting research topics, ranging from in silicodesign and chemical synthesis of bioactive molecules to set up of in vitroassays. Therefore, this session is accessible to a wide public. Between lectures, there will be time for questions and discussion to make this an inspiring meeting for both presenters and audience. Presentations will be given by researchers from academia and industry (Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.). The PhD student who gives the best presentation (morning and afternoon session) will have the chance to represent the Dutch Medicinal Chemistry community at the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium.