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The European Young Chemists Award

The European Young Chemists Award (EYCA) is intended to showcase and recognise the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences.

EYCA 2012

The European Young Chemist Award 2012 was assigned during the 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress. The EYCA is intended to showcase and recognise the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences. The EYCA2012 was once again succesfully managed by Professor Bruno Pignataro and was assigned during the  4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress that took place in Prague from 26 to 30 August 2012. The Jury (R.H. Grubbs, V. Aquilanti, V. Brabec) selected the following winners:

35-years level:

Gold Medal (1800 €): Dr. Elisabetta Collini (Università di Padova, Italy)
Silver Medal (ex-equo - 800 € each): Prof. Yury O. Tsybin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and Dr. Jerome Waser (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

PhD level:

Gold Medal (800 €): Shan Jiang (University of Liverpool, UK)
Silver Medal (ex-equo - 600 € each): Gabriel Loget (Université de Bordeaux, France) and Olalla Vázquez (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

The EYCA2012 has been founded by Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici (CNC) and Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and patronaged by EuCheMs, CNC, SCI, the 4th EuCheMs Congress and the European Young Chemist Network (EYCN).

U. Schubert, C. Todasca, P. Drašar, S. Facchetti, F. DeAngelis, J. Waser, R. H. Grubbs, O. Vázquez, S. Jiang, E. Collini, B. Pignataro (from left to right)

EYCA 2010

Sponsored by the Italian Chemical Society

The Award winners are:
Gold medal
Nicolai Cramer, ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Switzerland

Silver Medals 
Clemence Corminboeuf, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Claudia Höbartner, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany 

Gold medal at PhD level
Sophie Carenco, Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris and Laboratoire Hétéroéléments et Coordination, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, Palaiseau, France

Silver medals at PhD level
Ulrich Hintermair, ITMC of RWTH Aachen, Germany 
Laura Gómez,  Departament de Química, Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la Universitat de Girona, Spain

European Young Chemist Award 2010
List of all finalists who gave presentations at the EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in August 2010, Nürnberg, Germany.
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EYCA 2008

Sep 08 EYCA Dave Garner presents Gold award to Fabio Arnesano, University of Bari, for his work on 'Copper-Triggered Aggregation of Ubiquitin'

Young chemists in Italy and the UK won gold medals in the high quality competition held during the EuCheMS Congress in Torino.

The EuCheMS European Young Chemist Award Winners

Dave Garner with the EuCheMS European Young Chemist Award Winners

 

The Awards were presented by Dave Garner, Chair of the Jury. The medal winners are:

  • Gold medal: Fabio Arnesano, University of Bari, Italy, for his work ‘Copper-Triggered Aggregation of Ubiquitin’
  • Silver medals: Leonard J. Prins, University of Padova, Italy, for work on ‘Catalyst Discovery using Dynamic Chemistry’, and Ali Tavassoli, University of Southampton, UK, for work on ‘Inhibition of HIV Budding by a Genetically Selected Cyclic Peptide Targeting the TSG101-GAG Interaction’
  • Gold medal at PhD level: Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas, University of Sheffield, UK, for work on ‘Porous Material Behaviour in a Non-Porous Material: Gas Uptake of Small Molecules Involving Multiple Structural Changes’
  • Silver medals at PhD level: Gustavo Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,  Spain, for work on ‘Self-Organization of Electroactive Materials: exTTF-Based Linear and Dendritic Supramolecular Architectures’ and Viktoria H. Gessner, Universität Würzburg, Germany, for work on ‘a-Lithiated Methylamines as Powerful Building Blocks: From the Molecular Structure to Asymmetric Synthesis’          

 

The 15 finalists gave presentations to the European Jury comprising Dave Garner, Royal Society of Chemistry, Angela Agostiano, Societa Chimica Italiana, and Christian Remenyi, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker. A total of 90 entries had been received from young scientists aged 22 - 35 from 30 different countries.  

The European Young Chemist Award aims to recognise the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences. It is sponsored by the Società Chimica Italiana and was organised by the European Young Chemists Network Panel chaired by Bruno Pignataro, Italy.   

EuCheMS European Young Chemist Award complete list of FINALISTS

EuCheMS Congress, Torino, September 2008

European Young Chemists Network

The Network brings together national groupings of young chemists within the EuCheMS framework, in order to discuss issues of common interest and to develop new initiatives.