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2024 IUPAC-Richter Prize – Call for Nominations

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IIUPAC) and Gedeon Richter, Plc. announce the 2024 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry.

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The 2024 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented during the XXVIII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (September 1-5, 2024) in Rome (Italy) and the recipient will also give a lecture on the subject of their research at the 38th ACS National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (June 23-26) in Seattle, WA, United States.

The awarded prize of USD10'000 is sponsored by Gedeon Richter PLC. It 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.

Applications are by nomination, with only one person needing to serve in that capacity, although a total of five individuals should additionally be listed as references. The nomination package must be submitted before December 15, 2023 via the form on the IUPAC website (link) and should contain:

  • a complete resume,
  • a professional biography of not more than two pages, and
  • a one-page summary of what the individual considers to be their 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 Drug Discovery and Development.

For further information please contact Prof. Janos Fischer, Chair of the Jury and member of the IUPAC Sub-committee on Drug Discovery and Development, by email at