EFMC-ISMC 2020

XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

 Basel, Switzerland    September 6-10, 2020

Awards & Prizes

The EFMC and the International Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the following Awards and Prizes will be conferred on the occasion of EFMC-ISMC 2020 in Basel:

EFMC Awards

EFMC is conferring every two years three Awards in order to acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of Medicinal Chemistry. The 2020 Awards will be conferred on the occasion of the EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Basel.

Each Award consists of a diploma, 7.500€ and an invitation for the Award recipient to give a lecture at the EFMC-ISMC.

Nauta 

The Nauta Pharmacochemistry Award for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology was established to honour the memory of Prof. Dr W. Th. Nauta, whose activities have been very important for the advancement of Medicinal Chemistry in general, and the development of international organisational structures for this discipline. The Nauta Award will acknowledge outstanding results of scientific research in the field of Medicinal Chemistry obtained by scientists without restriction regarding nationality.

UCB 

The UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry was established to acknowledge and recognise outstanding research in the field of Medicinal Chemistry in its broadest sense. The Award shall be open to any Scientist whose age does not exceed 50 years on January 1st of the year during which the Award is to be presented.

Prous
The Prous Institute-Overton and Meyer Award for New Technologies in Drug Discovery was established to encourage innovation and investigation in technologies related to drug discovery. The Award is given biennially to acknowledge the discovery, evaluation or use of a new technology.

EFMC Prizes

The Selection Committees will award two Young Medicinal Chemists, one from Academia and one from Industry:

EFMC Prize Acad

The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia acknowledges and recognises an outstanding young medicinal chemist (<12 years after PhD) working in academia within Europe. The Prize is given annually and consists of a diploma, 1.000€ and an invitation for a short presentation at the EFMC-ISMC 2020.

EFMC Prize Indust

The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry acknowledges and recognises an outstanding young medicinal chemist (<12 years after PhD) working in industry within Europe. The Prize is given annually and consists of a diploma, 1.000€ and an invitation for a short presentation at EFMC-ISMC 2020.

EFMC Partner Prizes

 

IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry

IUPAC


IUPAC and Gedeon Richter, Plc. are pleased to announce the 2020 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry. The Prize has been established by a generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter, Plc. (Budapest, Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays toward improving human health. The prize (USD 10.000) is to be awarded to an internationally recognised scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery.

The 2020 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented during the EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Basel, where the recipient will also give a plenary lecture on the subject of his/her research. The travel expenses of the prize winner will be arranged by Gedeon Richter, Plc.

The Call for Nominations is now open, and submissions should be done via the IUPAC website.
Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2019.

Klaus Grohe Prize

GDCH

The Klaus Grohe Foundation, which is administered by the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker/German Chemical Society), has established the Klaus Grohe Prize, one of the most highly endowed prizes for medicinal chemistry in Europe. The prize, which has a value of 50.000€ will be awarded every two years from 2020 onwards.

The prize is conferred on an individual working in Europe who has demonstrated creativity and excellence in developing novel principles of medicinal chemistry or drug discovery and whose research results plot a clear route towards future applications. The award winner should be under the age of 45 with a promising independent scientific career and should already enjoy international recognition for his or her outstanding achievements in the field.

The award will be conferred for the first time on September 6, 2020, during the opening ceremony of the EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Basel, Switzerland. After the award ceremony, the prize winner will be invited to give a lecture on his or her scientific work.

Nominations for the award should be supported by a letter of endorsement, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Please note that self-nominations are not allowed.

Please submit your nomination by 31 January 2020 to    or by post to Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Barbara Köhler, Awards, Varrentrappstraße 40-42, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Criteria

The Awards & Prizes will be redeemed during dedicated lectures throughout the symposium. In order to receive an Award or a Prize, the laureate must be present.