The Swiss Chemical Society and the Contact group for research matters (KGF) are proud and happy to announce the winners of the KGF-SCS Industrial Investigator Awards 2014 and to honor their outstanding achievements. 

We sincerely congratulate all winners and we are looking forward to the ceremonies and award lectures that will take place on the occasion of the SCS Fall Meeting in Zurich on September 10 and 11, 2014.

KGF-SCS Distinguished Industrial Investigator Award
CHF 15'000
The award is given to  

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Dr. Hans-Ulrich Blaser,

for his outstanding contributions to the development of highly selective and efficient catalysts for the industrial production of bioactive chiral compounds and for the leading role he played in asymmetric catalysis in both industry and academia.


KGF-SCS Senior Industrial Investigator Award
CHF 10'000
The award is given to 

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Dr. Werner Neidhart, F. Hoffmann La Roche,

for his contributions to medicinal chemistry and the creation of multiple candidate drugs, particularly Endothelin antagonists Avosentan and Clazosentan and the marketed Bosentan/Tracleer.

KGF-SCS Industrial Investigator Award
CHF 7'000
The award is given to  

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Dr. Andreas Natsch, Givaudan Schweiz AG,

for his thorough investigation into the chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology of axilla malodor, culminating in the suppression of  malodor causing processes and in the development of bacterial fragrance release from new families of odorant precursors


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Dr. Wolfgang Jahnke, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel,

for his excellence in developing and applying biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and fragment-based lead discovery, resulting in crucial contributions to many drug discovery projects.


The prize program is supported by KGF:

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David Spichiger, SCS