Chemistry and Human Health Division


The mission of Division VII is to promote pure and applied chemistry in the service of human health and well-being. Major aspects are the development of therapeutic drugs, the standardization of clinical laboratory methods and the protection of humans from potential harmful substances. All three sectors have seen many new developments in the past 20 years, and Division VII helps IUPAC and the chemical community to keep up with the rapid changes in the health-related areas.

Subcommittees and Commissions

Meeting Minutes

Activity Reports


Gerhardt, P., “Medicinal Chemistry in the New Millenium,” Chemistry International, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 4, September 2002 (PDF)
Ganellin, R., “Accomplishments During the Past Decade and Relationships with Industry,” Chemistry International, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 8, September 2002 (PDF)
Gerhardt, P., “On the Reality of Virtual Libraries,” Chemistry International, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 16, July 2002 (PDF)

An Ontology on Property – For Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems, by Dr René Dybkær (2004)

Links to related Organizations:

Emeritus Fellows