The jury of the board of Helvetica and the SCS are proud and happy to announce the winners of the 2022 award for the best published papers of PhD/Postdocs 2021/22 in Helvetica Chimica Acta

The ceremony will take place on the occasion of the SCS Fall Meeting 2022 in Zurich, 08.09.2022, where the editors in chief, Prof. Eva Hevia and Prof. Jérôme Waser, as well als Helvetica Managing Editor Dr. Richard Smith, will hand over the prize to the three winners in the afternoon plenary session at 17.50h.

1st prize: Development and Molecular Understanding of a Pd-Catalyzed Cyanation of Aryl Boronic Acids Enabled by High-Throughput Experimentation and Data Analysis
Corresponding author: Christophe Copéret
First author and awardee: Jordan De Jesus Silva, ETH Zurich, CHF 1000

2nd prize: Photocatalysis in Chemical Biology: Extending the Scope of Optochemical Control and Towards New Frontiers in Semisynthetic Bioconjugates and Biocatalysis
Corresponding author: Nicolas Winssinger
Awardees, as prize is split: Weilong Liu and Emma E. Watson, University of Geneva, both CHF 250

We like to congratulate the winners again and are looking forward to the ceremony on September 8.

We hope this motivates many of our members to hand in their next manuscript to Helvetica, a journal of the SCS.


David Spichiger, SCS