The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association representing medicinal chemistry societies in Europe. Its objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting cooperation and networking, by providing training and mentoring, by rewarding scientific excellence, and by facilitating communication and influencing stakeholders.

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EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry

The Selection Committee is proud to announce the names of the winner and the most meritorious runners-up of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry.

Jean Quancard (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland)
Nicolas Desroy (Galapagos, France)
Anne Valade (UCB, Begium)

“The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry” acknowledges and recognizes 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 an EFMC symposium.

Dr Quancard will give an oral communication at the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016), in Manchester, UK, on August 28-September 1, 2016.


EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia

The Selection Committee is proud to announce the names of the winner and the most meritorious runners-up of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia.

Frank Boeckler (Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany)
Nathaniel Martin (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Sylvia Ortega Gutierrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) 

“The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia” was established by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) to acknowledge and recognize 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 an EFMC symposium.

Dr Boeckler will give an oral communication at the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2016), in Manchester, UK, on August 28-September 1, 2016.


Previous Prize winners

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry
2015: Steve Andrews, Heptares Therapeutics, United Kingdom
2014: Grazia Piizzi, Novartis, CH
2013: Frederick Goldberg, AstraZeneca, UK
2012: Sharan Bagal, Pfizer, UK
2011: Alexander V. Mayweg, Hoffmann-la Roche, CH
2010: Antonio Nardi, Grünenthal, DE

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia
2015: Alessio Ciulli, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
2014: Christian Olsen, University of Copenhagen, DK
2013: Gonçalo Bernardes, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK and Instituto de Medicino Molecular, University of Lisbon, PT
2012: Stuart Conway, University of Oxford, UK
2011: Christian Heinis, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), CH
2010: Andreas Bender, University of Cambridge, UK


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