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The IUPAC Subcommittee on Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development has announced that the call for nominations for the 2012 IUPAC-Richter Prize is now open. The prize is awarded to an internationally recognized scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery.
Applications for the prize should be received by nomination only, with just one person needing to serve in that capacity, although a total of five individuals should be listed as referees overall. The package must be submitted electronically and should contain a complete résumé, a professional autobiography of not more than two pages, and a one-page summary of what the individual considers to be his/her activities, accomplishments, and/or publications that have had the most significant impact upon the field of medicinal chemistry.
The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2011. Nomination materials should be submitted by e-mail to the IUPAC Secretariat at
The 2012 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented in June 2012 at the ACS National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, where the recipient will also give a plenary lecture on the subject of his/her research. The recipient is required to repeat the lecture at a medicinal chemistry symposium in Europe.
Previous IUPAC-Richter Prizes were awarded to Malcolm F.G. Stevens in 2006, to Jan Heeres in 2008, and to Arun K. Ghosh in 2010.
The prize was established by a generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter Plc. (Budapest, Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays in improving human health.
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