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 Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry

The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry” was initiated to acknowledge and recognize 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. Two nominees will also be identified and acknowledged.

Nominations should be submitted by the candidate’s supervisor via the submission form on this website and should consist of:
• a letter by the supervisor.
• a brief CV of the candidate.
• abstract of potential oral presentation.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016


EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia

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. Two nominees will also be identified and acknowledged.

Applications should be done via the application form on this website and should consist of:
• a one-page letter by the candidate including a short rationale for their application.
• one page with his/her 5 most important publications.
• a brief CV of the candidate.
• abstract of potential oral presentation.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016

The winners of both prizes will be invited to give an short communication at the XXIV International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (EFMC-ISMC 2016), August 28 - September 1, 2016, Manchester (United Kingdom).


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 runner-up of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry.

Steve ANDREWS, Heptares Therapeutics, United Kingdom
Thomas FESSARD, SprioChem, Switzerland

“The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry” acknowledges and recognizes an outstanding young medicinal chemist (<10 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 Andrews will give an oral communication at the 6th EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC'15), in Rehovot, Israel, on November 15-18, 2015


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.

Alessio CIULLI, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Matthew FUCHTER, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Beat FIERZ, EPFL, Switzerland

“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 (<10 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 Ciulli will give an oral communication at the 6th EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC'15), in Rehovot, Israel, on November 15-18, 2015.


Previous Prize winners

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry
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
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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