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EFMC Prizes

EFMC Prizes 2022

To acknowledge and recognise outstanding young medicinal chemists and chemical biologists (≤ 12 years after PhD) working in European industry and academia, EFMC established the "EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Industry" and the "EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Academia".

The two prizes are given annually and consist of a diploma€ 1.000 and an invitation for a short presentation at an EFMC symposium.

The prize-winners  will be invited to give oral communications at the XXVII EFMC "International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry" (EFMC-ISMC 2022).

2022 EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Academia

The selection committee designated Prof. Olalla Vazquez (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) as the winner of the 2022 EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Academia. 

Prof. Tiago Rodrigues (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Dr Cristina Mayor Ruiz (IRB Barcelona, Spain) have been recognised as the most meritorious runners-up.

2022 EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Industry

The selection committee designated Dr Marie-Hélène Larraufie (Almirall, Spain) as the winner of the 2022 EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Industry. 

Dr Nadine Schneider (Novartis, Switzerland) has been recognised as the most meritorious runner-up.

Previous Prize winners

EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist in Industry

  • 2021Niall Anderson, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
  • 2020: Giuseppe Cecere, F. Hoffmann-La-Roche, CH 
  • 2019: Radka Snajdrova, Novartis Pharma, CH
  • 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 or Chemical Biologist in Academia

  • 2021: Nir London, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
  • 2020: Yimon Aye, EPFL, CH
  • 2019: Andreas Koeberle, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, DE
  • 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, University of Cambridge, UK and University of Lisbon, PT
  • 2012: Stuart Conway, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2011: Christian Heinis, EPFL, CH
  • 2010: Andreas Bender, University of Cambridge, UK