It’s our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2019 SCS Industrial Science Awards. We would like to sincerely congratulate the two winners and we are looking forward to the award lectures that will take place on the occasion of the SCS Fall Meeting at University of Zurich, Irchel Campus on September 6, 2019.

SCS Senior Industrial Science Award 2019

The prize is given to honor very successful and established investigators with outstanding achievements over many years. The winner receives a certificate and a cash check of CHF 10’000.

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Dr. Fabrice Gallou, Novartis Pharmaceuticals AG, Basel,
in recognition of his outstanding track record of innovation and creativity in the field of organic synthesis and for his leadership in coaching and mentoring of young scientists at Novartis.

Past winners of the Senior Industrial Science Award
2018: Dr. Clemence Lamberth, Syngenta,
2017: Dr. Emmanuel Pinard, Roche and Dr. Thomas Netscher, DSM
2016: Dr. Eric Francotte, Novartis and Prof. Peter Nesvadba, BASF
2015: Dr. Michelangelo Scalone, Roche
2014: Dr. Werner Neidhart, Roche
2013: Dr. Ian Lewis, Novartis and PD Dr. Werner Bonrath, DSM

SCS Industrial Science Award 2019

The prize is given to honor successful investigators with outstanding achievements. The winner receives a certificate and a cash check of CHF 7’000.

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Dr. Christoph Boss, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil,
to honor his outstanding contributions as medicinal chemists with remarkable analytical skills and an excellent flair for multidimensional lead optimization taking into consideration all aspects of modern medicinal chemistry. 

Past winners of the Industrial Science Award
2017: Dr. Richard Sedrani, Novartis
2016: Dr. Martin H. Bolli, Actelion and Dr. Andreas Herrmann, Firmenich
2015: Dr. Dietmar Hüglin, BASF
2014: Dr. Andreas Natsch, Givaudan and Dr. Wolfgang Jahnke, Novartis
2013: Dr. Mark Rogers-Evans, Roche


This award program was implemented in 2013 by the Swiss Chemical Society in collaboration with industrial partners and supporters (Roche, Novartis, Syngenta and BASF) to honor successful industrial scientists working in Switzerland. The program targets scientists from companies of any size working in the field of chemistry or chemical related sciences.
The nomination deadline for the 2020 awards is September 30, 2019 and nominations are welcome from
a) senior scientists or direct line managers to honor a successful team member
b) candidates (self-nomination) incl. a supporting letter from the direct line manager or another senior scientist of the candidate’s company
c) third parties incl. a supporting letter from a senior scientist of the candidate’s employer.


The 2019 Award Program is supported by

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David Spichiger, SCS