Prof. Diederich receives the Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry
Prof. Diederich receives the "Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry" for his outstanding contributions to Medicinal Chemistry and the development of international organizational structures in the field. This is the most important award for Medicinal Chemistry in Europe.
The Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry is given to Prof. François Diederich by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). Prof. Diederich made essential contributions to the fundamental understanding of non-bonding interactions involved in molecular recognition and their application in modern drug design. His scientific work is documented in more than 700 publications and describes interactions such as sulfur-aromatics, cation-Pi, fluorine interactions and halogen bonding that are actively used by many scientists around the world in the discovery of novel drugs. He receives the award for his outstanding contributions to the science of medicinal chemistry during the XXIV International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC), on August 28 - September 1, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
The Nauta Award for Pharmacochemistry was established to honor the memory of Prof. Dr. W. Th. Nauta, whose activities have been very important for the advancement of Medicinal Chemistry in general, and the development of international organizational structures for this discipline. It is given every second year since 1992 to acknowledge outstanding results of scientific research in the field of Medicinal Chemistry.