The "EFMC-WuXi AppTec Award for Excellence in Chemical Biology" will recognise outstanding research in the field of chemical biology as defined by EFMC in "The Chemical Biology-Medicinal Chemistry Continuum: EFMC’s Vision", ChemBioChem 2021, 22, 2823– 2825. 

The Award is given biennially and consists of a diploma, € 7.500 and an invitation to present a lecture on the occasion of the European Federation for Medicinal chemistry and Chemical biology International Symposium on Chemical Biology (EFMC-ISCB).

The EFMC-ISCB 2025 will be held in Basel, Switzerland on January 29-31, 2025.

This Award has been established with the support of WuXi AppTec.

Applicants should have a track record of significant research achievements in chemical biology during the last 10 years in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions. 

The Award shall be open to any scientist whose age does not exceed 50 years on January 1st of the year during which the Award is to be presented, and whose accomplishment has not yet been honoured by other EFMC awards. In accordance with the EFMC core values of equal opportunities and inclusiveness; Maternity leaves, as well as leaves taken for health or private reasons are considered upon making the final selection. 

Nominations should consist of:

  • a letter (max. two pages) proposing the candidate
  • a brief biographical sketch with a list of selected publications
  • two supporting letters

Self-nominations are also accepted. 

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2024 | Awardee will be announced in the course of September 2024!

More information on the website of the EFMC.

David Spichiger, SCS