In celebration of the 30+ year history of the Prize and its global reach, we are pleased to unveil our new identity and name: the Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis.
This prestigious recognition was established in 1986 by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, members of the academic chemistry community and the Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium (BOSS) to bring attention to the positive impact of organic synthesis in drug discovery.
F. Dean Toste
Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley
His pioneering work in homogeneous metal catalysis, in particular gold catalysis, and thorough mechanistic thinking have pushed the boundaries of synthetic organic chemistry, leading to many new discoveries at an unprecedented rate. Professor Toste was recognized at the 16th BOSS meeting in July 2018, where he also delivered a keynote lecture. (find out more here)