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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2019 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 submission 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, 2019

The winners of the prizes will be invited to give an oral communication at the 8th edition of the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’19), which will be held in Athens, Greece on September 1-5, 2019.


2019 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, 2019

The winners of the prizes will be invited to give an oral communication at the 8th edition of the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC’19), which will be held in Athens, Greece on September 1-5, 2019.


EFMC Prizes 2018

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 2018 Prizes have been conferred on occasion of the XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2018), held on September 2-6, 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Winner of the Industry Prize was Marton Csékei (Servier Research Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Hungary), he gave a talk on the “The Challenges of Restoring Programmed Cell Death Through MCL1 Inhibition”. The most meritorious runner-up was Giovanni Bottegoni (Heptares Therapeutics, United Kingdom).

Alexander Titz (HIPS Saarbrücken, Germany) won the 2018 EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. At the EFMC-ISMC Symposium, he gave a talk entitled “Carbohydrate-binding Proteins as Targets for Anti-Infectives and Diagnostics: ESKAPE pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its Lectins“. Markus Muttenthaler (University of Vienna, Austria) and Laura Heitman (LACDR, Leiden University, The Netherlands) have been identified and acknowledged as runners-up.

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Previous Prize winners

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry
2017: Philip Humphreys, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
2016: Jean Quancard, Novartis Pharma, CH
2015: Steve Andrews, Heptares Therapeutics, UK
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
2017: Christian Gruber, Medical University of Vienna, AT
2016: Frank Boeckler, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, DE
2015: Alessio Ciulli, University of Dundee, UK
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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