The 25th Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry
Date: March 3, 2022, 9am JST / March 2, 4pm PST / March 3, 0am UTC
Venue: LIve Streaming (ZOOM Meeting)
Hold via live-streaming on ZOOM Meeting, although postponed due to the COVID-19.
The registration and program available from the MSD foundation web site
It is our great honor to announce the awardees of the 25th Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemisty.
The Gold medal will be presented to Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford University, USA), and the Silver Medal will be presented to Professor Motomu Kanai (The University of Tokyo, Japan).Gold Medal: Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford University, USA)
Silver Medal: Professor Motomu Kanai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
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 28 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.
Links (MSD Life Science Foundation):
Professor Kenichiro Itami
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan