On the occasion of the SCS Fall Meeting 2022 Helvetica, represented by its eidtors in chief, Prof. Eva Hevia and Prof. Jérôme Waser, as well als Helvetica Managing Editor Dr. Richard Smith, will award the Helvetica Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society for the best published papers of PhD/Postdocs 2021/22 in Helvetica Chimica Acta. The prize is endowed with CHF 1'000 for the winner and CHF 500 for the runner-up.

Dr. Richard Smith, Managing Editor of Helvetica, will hand over the certificates to the  winners on September 8, 2022, at 17.50h in the plenary room. The winners will present their research in an elevator talk of 3min each.

1st prize: Jordan De Jesus Silva, ETH Zurich, CHF 1'000
«Development and Molecular Understanding of a Pd-Catalyzed Cyanation of Aryl Boronic Acids Enabled by High-Throughput Experimentation and Data Analysis»
Corresponding author: Christophe Copéret

2nd prize: Weilong Liu and Emma E. Watson, University of Geneva, both CHF 250
«Photocatalysis in Chemical Biology: Extending the Scope of Optochemical Control and Towards New Frontiers in Semisynthetic Bioconjugates and Biocatalysis»
Corresponding author: Nicolas Winssinger

We congratulate the winners and are looking forward to the ceremony on September 8.

We hope this motivates many of our members to hand in their next manuscript to Helvetica, a journal of the SCS.

Past Winners of the Prize
Winners of the prize 2021
Winners of the prize 2020
Winners of the prize 2019

David Spichiger, SCS