Logo Helvetica Wiley-VHCAHelvetica and the Swiss Chemical Society are proud to announce the 2019 winners of the new Helvetica Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society for the best published papers of PhD/Postdocs 2018/19 in Helvetica Chimica Acta. The prize is endowed with CHF 1'000 for the winner and CHF 500 for the runner up.

It's the first time that the Journal in collaboration with the SCS awards this distinction. It highlights scienific excellence of two young researchers and both of them will present their research as a 3min short communication at the SCS Fall Meeting 2019. The ceremony and the presentations take place at Irchel Campus, University of Zurich, lecture hall G30, on September 6, 2019 at 17.00h.

190805 Milic1st Prize: Jovana V. Milić (ETH Zurich, Group of Prof. François Diederich)
Title of the publication: «Thioether-Functionalized Quinone-Based Resorcin[4]arene Cavitands: Electroswitchable Molecular Actuators»
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/hlca.201800225

190805 Weiland2nd Prize: Kevin J. Weiland (University of Basel, Group of  Prof. Marcel Mayor)
Title of the publication: «A Chiral Macrocyclic Oligothiophene with Broken Conjugation – Rapid Racemization through Internal Rotation»
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/hlca.201800205

Helvetica and SCS congratulate Jovana and Kevin  for their excellent publications.

David Spichiger, SCS