Hellenic Small Molecule Center (HSMC) was established in 2018 as a part of the broader infrastructure OPENSCREEN-GR, which serves as a center of excellence for the development of Chemical Biology in Greece. HSMC was initially conceived and designed in 2015 at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry of the Chemistry Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, after the joined vision and efforts of four professors who currently constitute the Management Committee of the infrastructure. In 2016, HSMC accepted a collaboration proposal by OPENSCREEN-GR to merge and jointly become a National Roadmap infrastructure for Chemical Biology. Based on this cooperation, HSMC is currently funded by the National General Secretary of Research and European Union for the improvement and expansion of the current equipment and instrumentation of the host laboratory, in order to serve as the National depository of compounds in Greece.
HSMC collects, evaluates, organizes and enriches the chemical space in Greece.
HSMC is located in the beautiful main campus of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a vibrant area in the center of Thessaloniki, that hosts more than 20000 professionals and students. HSMC, at the cross-roads of Europe, Balkans and Asia, seeks to collect the lead biologically active compounds of tomorrow and to become the major chemical library of Southeastern Europe.