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. The prize was sponsored by Mercachem (2010-2017) and MercachemSyncom (2018-2020), and since 2020 is sponsored by Symeres. 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 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-MCCB board,
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