We are delighted to announce this year’s Thieme-IUPAC Winner Prof. Seth Herzon from Yale University, CT, USA. The prize will be presented to him after the Thieme-IUPAC lecture at the 22nd IUPAC International Conference on Organic Synthesis in September 2018, in Florence, Italy. We warmly congratulate Prof. Herzon and look forward to hearing about the latest developments from his laboratories.
Seth Herzon is Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, CT, USA. He did his Ph.D at Harvard University in 2006 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. Since 2008 he has been a member of the faculty at Yale. His research focuses on chemistry of natural products with an emphasis on the synthesis and study of DNA-damaging natural products, human microbiota metabolites, and antibiotics.
Seth’s creativity and achievements in the field of target-oriented synthesis and synthetic methodology are exceptional, and his investigations into the molecular details at the interface between chemistry and biology have led to novel biosynthetic discoveries, with potentially important consequences for molecular medicine.
The Thieme-IUPAC Prize is given based on 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. It is presented every two years to a scientist under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry.
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