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, 2017

The winners of the prizes will be invited to give an oral communication at the VII International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17), Vienna, Austria.



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, 2017

The winners of the prizes will be invited to give an oral communication at the VII International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’17), Vienna, Austria.


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.

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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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