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, 2018

The winners of the prizes will be invited to give an oral communication at the XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC’18), which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 2-6, 2018.



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, 2018

The winners of the prizes will be invited to give an oral communication at the XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC’18), which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 2-6, 2018.



EFMC Prizes 2017

The Selection Committees are proud to announce the names of the winners and the runners-up of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry and the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia.

EFMC PRIZE FOR A YOUNG MEDICINAL CHEMIST IN INDUSTRY

Philip Humphreys (GlaxoSmithKline, UK)
Fabien Lecomte (UCB, UK)
Mirjana Bukvic (Fidelta, Croatia)

EFMC PRIZE FOR A YOUNG MEDICINAL CHEMIST IN ACADEMIA

Christian Gruber (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
Andreas Koeberlee (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)
Vittorio Limongelli (USI Lugano, Switzerland)

The EFMC Prizes Ceremony will take place during the 7th edition of the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17) in Vienna, Austria, on August 28-31, 2017. Philip Humphreys and Christian Gruber will be invited to give an Oral Communication during the Symposium.


EFMC Prizes at EFMC-ISMC 2016

The « EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia » and the « EFMC Prize for a Young medicinal chemist in Industry » have been established by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) to acknowledge and recognize an outstanding young medicinal chemist working in academia or in industry within Europe.The prizes are given annually and consist of a diploma, 1.000€ and an invitation for a short presentation at an EFMC Symposium. Two nominees are also identified and acknowledged.

The 2016 Prizes have been conferred on occasion of the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC), held in Manchester on August 28 - September 1, 2016.

Winner of the Industry Prize was Jean QUANCARD (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland), gave a talk on the “INHIBITION OF THE COP9 SIGNALOSOME AS A NOVEL APPROACH TO TREAT CANCER”. The most meritorious runners-up were Nicolas Desroy (Galapagos, France) and Anne Valade (UCB, Belgium).

Frank BOECKLER (Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany) won the 2016 EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. At the EFMC-ISMC Symposium, he gave a talk entitled “SIGMA HOLE BONDING IN KINASE DRUG DISCOVERY“. Nathaniel Martin (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and Sylvia Ortega Gutierrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) have been identified and acknowledged as runners-up.

Photographer - Fabien Venturi
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Previous Prize winners

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry

2016: Jean Quancard, Novartis Pharma, Switzerland
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
2016: Frank Boeckler, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany 
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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