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The 23rd Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry

Date: 2017/12/22, Fri. 10:00〜18:00

Venue: Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University

The Nagoya Medal Prize was initially proposed by Professor Hisashi Yamamoto and Professor Ryoji Noyori, and founded in 1995 with Professor Noyori as the president through the financial support of MSD Life Science Foundation (previously: Banyu Life Science Foundation International).

The Nagoya Gold Medal Prize has been awarded every year to an organic chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field in its broadest sense. The first medal was presented to Professor Yoshito Kishi, and since then 27 eminent scientists have come to give lectures, including the Goto Memorial Lectureship started earlier.

The Silver Medal, established in 1999, has been presented every year to a front-runner based in Japan whose research has had a major impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry.

The medals are designed in the shape of a sword guard, an idea proposed by Professors Yamamoto and Noyori. The flowers on the surface are lilies, which are the city flower of Nagoya City, and have the meaning of "a kind heart and competitiveness".

At the award lectures, the award winners are asked to talk not only about the profundity of their unique prize-winning chemistry, but also the in-depth philosophy behind it, encouraging young chemists and students.

This year, the Gold medal will be presented to Professor E. W. "Bert" Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands), and the Silver Medal will be presented to Professor Hiroaki Suga (The University of Tokyo, Japan).

Professor Meijer will be presenting three lectures: 1. "From Groningen to Eindhoven - a personal journey", 2. "The non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems", and 3. "The amplification of supramolecular chirality", and Professor Suga will be presenting a lecture titled, "Revolutionizing the discovery process of bioactive peptides".

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The Gold Medal is awarded every year to an organic chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field in its broadest sense.

Gold Medal: Professor E. W. "Bert" Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

Wikipedia page: Professor E. W. "Bert" Meijer

The Silver Medal is presented to a front runner based in Japan, whose research has had a major impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry.

Silver Medal: Professor Hiroaki Suga (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

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Professor Kenichiro Itami

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan

E-mail: nagoya-medal@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Registration is free. Please register by sending an e-mail to the address above with the following details: Name, Position, Affiliation

2017-11-01

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