It’s our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 SCS awards. We would like to sincerely congratulate all winners and we are looking forward to the ceremonies that will take place at one of our events during the next year.
Werner Prize 2017
The Swiss Chemical Society awards the Werner Prize 2017 to
Prof. Kevin Sivula, EPF Lausanne,
for his significant contributions to the advancement of materials and methods for photoelectrochemical energy conversion
Prof. Christof Sparr, University of Basel,
in recognition of his very creative contributions to the asymmetric synthesis of single atropisomers of hindered aromatic compounds using organocatalysis.
The award ceremony and the lectures will take place during the SCS Spring Meeting in Bern on April 21, 2017.
Grammaticakis-Neumann Award 2017
The SCS awards the Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize 2017 to
Prof. Robert Knowles, Princeton University,
for expanding the methodology in organic synthesis by new processes founded upon visible light mediated Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET).
The award ceremony and the lecture will take place during the SCS Fall Meeting in Bern on August 21-22, 2017.
Sandmayer Award 2017
The SCS awards the Sandmeyer Prize 2017 to the team from F. Hoffmann-La Roche, namely
Dr. Stefan Hildbrand,
Dr. Gösta Rimmler,
Dr. Daniel Fishlock,
Dr. Pankaj Rege,
Dr. Carsten Peters,
Dr. Christian Mössner,
Dr. Ralph Diodone and
Dr. Markus Schantz
for the development of an efficient industrial synthesis of Idasanutlin (a MDM2 antagonist for treatment of cancer) via a Cu(I)-catalyzed [3+2] Asymmetric Cycloaddition.
The award ceremony and the lecture will take place during the SCS Fall Meeting in Bern on August 21–22, 2017.
Balmer Prize 2017
The Swiss Chemical Society awards the Balmer Prize 2017 to
Mr. Hansrudolf Dütsch, Zürich,
for his exemplary engagement over many years in the field of further education of high school teachers and for his idea to develop and run a web shop for innovative and illustrative chemistry experiments.
The ceremony is planned to be held during the event “Future of Chemical Education 2017, in Bern on August 21, 2017.
Dr. Max Lüthi Award 2017
The SCS awards the Dr. Max Lüthi Prize 2017 to
Mrs. Sonia De Andrade, ZHAW,
for her Bachelor Thesis and her contributions to the advancement and validation of printable biomaterials and their potential use as tissue models.
Mrs. De Andrade will give a talk about her thesis at the BioTech 2017 conference at ZHAW in Wädenswil on September 8, 2017 where also the ceremony will take place.
David Spichiger, SCS