In 1988, the KNCV Section Farmacochemie established a biannual award to be granted to the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in medicinal chemistry by a PhD student at a Dutch university. The first five prizes, the so-called MFR Medicinal Chemistry Prizes, were sponsored by MFR, a Dutch foundation aimed at promoting medicinal chemistry research. In 1998, sponsorship was taken over by Stichting Farmacochemische Congressen. In the period 2010-2017 the prize was sponsored by Mercachem, and since 2018 the prize is sponsored by MercachemSyncom. As of 2020, the Section Farmacochemie broadened her scope by changing her name to KNCV Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (MCCB). Accordingly, the biannual award is granted to the best doctoral dissertation in medicinal chemistry or chemical biology by a PhD student at a Dutch university.
KNCV Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology - Dutch PhD Thesis Prize 2019-2020
Call for nominations
At the Spring Symposium of 27-28 May 2021, the KNCV Division Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology will present the winner of the biannual KNCV Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology* Dutch PhD thesis prize. The prize - consisting of a certificate, a work of art, and a EUR 1,000 cash prize sponsored by MercachemSyncom – will be awarded for the best PhD thesis at a Dutch university in the years 2019-2020. Nominations should be submitted (only one candidate per promotor) by sending the thesis (pdf allowed but 5 hardcopies preferred) and a recommendation letter to the secretary of the division before January 8th, 2021.
An ad hoc assessment committee consisting of a chairman (board member of the Division) and at least two external members will judge the nominations. The winner will present the work at a scientific meeting of the Division.
On behalf of the KNCV-MCBB board,
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