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EFMC Prizes

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Industry 2019

Winner:

  • Dr Radka Snajdrova
    (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland)
Runners-up:
  • Dr Jo Alen
    (Grünenthal, Germany)
  • Dr Jacob Bush
    (GSK, United Kingdom)

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia 2019

Winner:

  • Prof. Andreas Koeberle
    (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)
Runners-up:
  • Prof. Anna Katharina Hirsch
    (HIPS, Germany)
  • Prof. Kamil Musilek
    (University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic)

EFMC PRIZES 2019 - Ceremony at EFMC-ASMC'19

The 2019 Prizes have been conferred during EFMC-ASMC’19 in Athens, Greece. 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 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 runners-up are also identified and acknowledged.

Winner of the Industry Prize was Radka Snajdrova (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland) and she gave a talk on the “Cipargamin-Biocatalysis in the Discovery and Development of an Antimalarial Drug”. The most meritorious runners-up were Jo Alen (Grünenthal, Germany) & Jacob Bush (GSK, United Kingdom).

Andreas Koeberle (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany) won the 2019 EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. At the EFMC-ASMC’19 Symposium, he gave a talk entitled “From the Elucidation of the Mechanism of Vitamin E to the Design of Innovative Drugs that Limit Inflammation and Enhance Resolution“. Anna Katharina Hirsch (HIPS, Germany) & Kamil Musilek (University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic) 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

  • 2018: Marton Czekei, Servier Research Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, HU
  • 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

  • 2018: Alexander Titz, HIPS Saarbrücken, DE
  • 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