Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia Award

 The call 2023 is closed. New call Nov 2023.

2020 SCT Award for young academic investigator in Medicinal Chemistry

The Société de Chimie Thérapeutique is proud to announce that the 2020 SCT Award for young academic investigator in Medicinal Chemistry has been awarded to Dr. Peng WU (Chemical Genomics Centre, MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE of molecular physiology).

History and Scope

  • The award is run annually.
  • The scope is drug discovery chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and synthesis of bioactive compounds.
  • The winner receives 2500 € and a certificate.
  • The winner will be honoured on the SCT media (website, newsletter, social networks,…).
  • The winner will be invited* to give a Lecture at the annual Young research Fellow Meeting * (housing and travel fees will be taken in charge by SCT (lump-sum)).
  • The winner will engage in SCT activities (membership, webinars, meetings, …) for 2 years at least following the Prize.
  • The winner will engage to be an ambassador of SCT promoting its actions and compling with standard scientific ethical behavior.


  • be a mid-career scientist
  • be < 40 years old and/or have < 12 years of experience since completion of PhD on the 1st Jan of the prize year. (NB Career breaks for personal (parental leave, …), or exceptional reasons will be  taken into consideration)
  • be either French or based in France
  • be a SCT Member or affiliate to SCT at the time of application submission (

Nomination process

  • Application opening dates October 20, 2022.
  • Self nomination only.
  • The application should include:

     o A curriculum vitae (5 pages max) that described the work performed after PhD (incld. Patents and publications if available) and how the applicant is, or wishes to get, involved at SCT.

     o A Copy of ID-card or equivalent with birth date

     o The application can optionally include a recommendation letter from a senior scientist in the field (this scientist cannot be part of the SCT Boards).

  • The application should be send in a single pdf file entitled:“FAMILYNAME_FirstName_SCT_ Young_academic_investigator_year.pdf to and


Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia Prize Recipients

  • 2023: The prize has not been awarded
  • 2022: The prize has not been awarded
  • 2021: The prize has not been awarded
  • 2020: Dr Peng Wu (MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE of molecular physiology, DE)
  • 2019: Dr Bart Roman (Université de Gand, BE)
  • 2018: Dr Cyril Ronco (Institut de Chimie de Nice, FR)
  • 2017: Dr Davide Audisio (CEA Saclay, FR)
  • 2016: Dr Vittorio Limongelli (USI Università della Svizzera italiana, CH)
  • 2015: Dr. Anna K. H. Hirsch (University of Groningen, DE) & Dr. Matthieu Montes  (CNAM, Paris, FR)
  • 2014: The prize has not been awarded
  • 2013: Dr Matthieu FONVIELLE (INERM, Paris, FR) & Dr Raphaël FREDERICK (Université Catholique de Louvain, BE)
  • 2012: Dr Samir MESSAOUDI (Châtenay-Malabry, FR) & Dr Christophe ROCHAIS (Faculté de Pharmacie, Caen, FR)
  • 2011: Dr Nicolas WILLAND (Faculté de Pharmacie,Lille, FR)
  • 2010: Dr Florence POPOWICZ (Lyon)
  • 2009: Dr Rebecca DEPREZ-POULAIN (Faculté de Pharmacie,Lille, FR)
  • 2008: The prize has not been awarded
  • 2007: Dr Luc DEMANGE (Faculté de Pharmacie,Paris, FR)
  • 2006: Dr Isabelle BERQUE-BESTEL (Bordeaux, FR)
  • 2005: Dr Sylvain ROUTIER (Université d'Orléans, FR)
  • 2004: Dr Jean GUILLON (Université de Bordeaux, FR)
  • 2003: Dr Paola ARIMONDO (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
  • 2002: Dr Régis MILLET (ICPAL, Lille, FR)
  • 2001: Dr Cyrille GRANDJEAN (IBL, Lille, FR)
  • 2000: Dr Philippe DAUBAN (ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR)
  • 1999: Dr. Catherine GUILLOU (ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR)
  • 1998: Dr. Fabrice CORNILLE (Paris, Université Paris V, FR)
  • 1997: Dr. Marie-Claude VIAUD (Université d'Orléans, FR)
  • 1996: Dr. Christian PERIGAUD (Montpellier II, FR)
  • 1995: Dr. Bruno FIGADERE (Châtenay-Malabry, FR)
  • 1994: Dr. Patrick DALLEMAGNE (Faculté de Pharmacie, Caen, FR)
  • 1993: Dr. Bernard MASEREEL (Université de Liège, BE)
  • 1992: Dr. Geneviève BAZIARD-MOUYSSET (Toulouse, FR)
  • 1991: Dr. Sylvie ROBERT-PIESSARD (Nantes, FR)
  • 1990: Dr. Robert H. DODD (ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR)
  • 1989: Dr. Yong Min ZHANG (Paris, FR)
  • 1988: Dr. Marcel HIBERT (Université de Strasbourg, FR)
  • 1987: Pr. Sylvain RAULT (Faculté de Pharmacie, Caen, FR)
  • 1986: Pr. Hervé GALONS (Paris, Université Paris V, FR)
  • 1985: Dr. Martine VARACHE-LEMBEGE (Bordeaux, FR)