The Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry
The "Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry" was established to honour the memory of Prof. Dr. W. Th. Nauta, whose activities were very important for the advancement of Medicinal Chemistry and the development of international organisational structures for this discipline. The Award is given biennialy, without restrictions regarding nationality, and consists of a diploma, € 7.500 and an invitation to present a lecture at an EFMC-ISMC symposium.
Previous recipients were: Prof. P. Porthogese in 2006, Prof. C.R. Ganellin in 2004, Prof. B. Testa in 2002, Prof. Dr. E. De Clercq in 2000, Prof. Dr. H. Timmerman in 1998, Prof. Dr. P. Krogsgaard-Larsen in 1996, Dr. M. Petitou in 1994 and Dr. A.E. Brändström in 1992.
Prof. Philip Portoghese, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, USA
Winner of the 2006 Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry
Professor Portoghese receives this award for his many contributions to the field of GPCR science which have led to greater understanding of the way in which these receptors function. He is also recognised for his huge contribution to the scientific community as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
The Nauta Award 2004 for Prof. C. Robin Ganellin, University College London,
on the basis of his impressive career in both industry, academia and scientific organisations, as well as for his efforts to internationally promote Medicinal Chemistry as a chemical discipline. His key contribution to the discovery of histamine antagonists as a novel class of antiulcer drugs with a major impact to health, was highly appreciated.