Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award


Dr. Rudi Fasan

Dr. Rudi FasanDr. Rudi Fasan
University of Rochester, USA

Winner of the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards for Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Sarah E. Reisman

Dr. Sarah E. ReismanDr. Sarah E. Reisman
California Institute of Technology, USA
Winner of the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards for Organic Synthesis

Dr Rudi Fasan and Dr. Sarah E. Reisman will each give a plenary lecture at the 15th Tetrahedron Symposium, London, UK, where they will be formally presented with their award. Each recipient also receives a certificate and an award of US $1,000. Additionally, a Symposium-in-Print in one of the journals will be published in each of their honour. Similar to the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry & BioMedicinal Chemistry, which these awards complement, the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards are also made on an annual basis.

Thank you for your submissions for the 2015 Awards. We are now closed for submissions and will announce the winners later in the year.

Each award will have a separate voting committee, with the Editors of Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Letters, and Tetrahedron: Asymmetry voting on the Organic Synthesis Award, and the Editors of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, and Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, voting on the Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Award. Members of the voting committees may not be candidates, nor make nominations.

For further information on the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards, please contact:
Diddel Francissen
Executive Publisher, Elsevier
Email: d.francissen@elsevier.com


The Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards were created in 2005 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. These two new awards will be presented to two individuals who have exhibited "exceptional creativity and dedication" in the fields of Organic Synthesis and of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry respectively.

The winners each receive US $1,000, a certificate, and an invitation to present a plenary lecture during the annual Tetrahedron Symposium. In 2014 the plenary lectures will be presented during the 15th Tetrahedron Symposium in London, UK, 24-27 June 2014 and 15th Tetrahedron Symposium – Asia in Singapore, 28-31 October 2014.. Furthermore, two Symposium-in-Print will be compiled in their honour. As with the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, which these awards complement, the awards are made on an annual basis.

Previous Awardees:

  • 2005: David MacMillan, Organic Synthesis; Laura Kiessling, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2006: Erick Carreira, Organic Synthesis; Jon Ellman, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2007: John Hartwig, Organic Synthesis; Wilfred van der Donk, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2008: Justin du Bois, Organic Synthesis; Benjamin Cravatt, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2009: Michael Krische, Organic Synthesis; Carlos Barbas, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2010: Brian Stoltz, Organic Synthesis; Peter Seeberger, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2011: F. Dean Toste, Organic Synthesis; Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2012: Zhang-Jie Shi, Organic Synthesis; B.G. Davis, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2013: Melanie Sanford, Organic Synthesis; Ashraf Brik, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry