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2010 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry

Call for Nominations

The 2010 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented in August 2010 during the EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Brussels, Belgium, 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 the USA. It is anticipated that a contribution will be made to travel expenses but this cannot be guaranteed.

The prize is to be 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.

Prize USD 10 000

The Prize has been established by a generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter, Ltd. (Budapest, Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays in improving human health.

Applicants should be received by NOMINATION only, with just one person needing to serve in that capacity, although a total of five (5) individuals should be listed as referees overall. The package must be submitted electronically and should contain a complete resume, 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 material will be forwarded confidentially to an independent selection committee appointed by the IUPAC Subcommittee on Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development.


The call for nominations for the 2010 IUPAC-Richter Prize is now open.
-deadline 31 December 2009-

For further information, please contact Professor C. Robin Ganellin at <[email protected]>

Nomination materials should be submitted by 31 December 2009 to IUPAC Secretariat by email at: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (919) 485 8700
Fax: +1 (919) 485 8706

> The first prize was awarded in 2006 to Malcolm F.G. Stevens [more]
> The second prize was awarded in 2008 to Jan Heeres [more]

> Gedeon Richter Ltd. is a major pharmaceutical company in Hungary and one of the largest in the Central-Eastern European region. Founded in 1901, the company has more than 100 years' experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The vertically integrated firm carries out research, development, manufacture, and marketing of human finished drugs, active substances, and intermediates. Gedeon Richter Ltd. is a regional multinational company in Central Eastern Europe and the CIS, and has a growing presence through its commercial subsidiaries in key EU countries, the USA and Japan. Two thirds of its annual sales of 599 million USD in 2004 were exported to 80 countries (Russia, USA, EU, Japan, etc.). Production takes place at two sites in Hungary: Budapest and Dorog. The company also has production facilities in Poland, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, and India. The company manufactures about 100 kinds of pharmaceuticals in more than 170 presentations. Among its products are original, generic, and licensed preparations. The products cover numerous therapeutic areas, with special emphasis on the production and development of drugs for the central nervous system, as well as antiulcer agents, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal preparations, and oral contraceptives. Research into drugs of the central nervous system and development of generic products are of primary importance. Based on its traditional skills in steroid chemistry, the company is a significant player in the gynaecological field worldwide. <www.richter.hu>

> First Prize announcement released online on 20 Oct 2005 and published in Chem. Int. Nov/Dec 2005.

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