Alessio Ciulli of the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery has been awarded the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. This annual prize was established by the EFMC to acknowledge and recognise the work of outstanding young medicinal chemists (within 10 years of completion of a PhD) working in academia within Europe.
The award consists of € 1.000 and an invitation to give a short presentation at the 6th EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC'15), in Rehovot, Israel, on November 15-18, 2015.
This year’s runners–up were Matthew Fuchter of Imperial College London, and Beat Fierz of the EPFL, Switzerland.
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.