We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Thieme–IUPAC Prize has been awarded to Neil Garg of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The prize includes an award of €5000 and was presented to Neil Garg in January 2017 at the 13th Winter Conference on Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry in Steamboat Springs, Colorado/USA following his Thieme–IUPAC lecture.
In his research, Neil Garg has had a major impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry. He and his coworkers develop new reaction methodologies and synthetic strategies to prepare complex organic molecules. Specific areas of interest include cross-coupling reactions, green chemistry, heterocycle synthesis, and natural product total synthesis.
Sponsored jointly by Georg Thieme Verlag, IUPAC, and the editors of SYNLETT, SYNTHESIS, Science of Synthesis, and Houben–Weyl, the prize is awarded to a scientist under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry. The prize is given on the basis of scientific merit for independent research dealing with synthesis in the broadest context of organic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry, medicinal and biological chemistry, designed molecules, and materials.
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