• Thieme-IUPAC Prize 2017 was awarded to Prof. Neil Garg

    Prof. Neil Garg and Prof. Victor Snieckus at the Thieme-IUPAC Prize Ceremony


Thieme-IUPAC Prize Ceremony in Steamboat Springs

On January 24th, 2017 the Thieme-IUPAC Prize was presented to Prof. Neil Garg (University of California, Los Angeles) at the 13th Winter Conference on Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, after he held his Thieme-IUPAC Lecture entitled “Recent Forays in Methods Development and Complex Molecule Synthesis”.

After a short introduction by Victor Snieckus, Prof. Garg gave an excellent lecture about his latest research results. Neil Garg and his co-workers develop synthetic strategies and methodologies for the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Specific areas of interest include cross-coupling reactions, green chemistry, heterocycle synthesis, and natural product total synthesis.

We warmly congratulate Prof. Garg and look forward to hearing about the latest exciting developments from his laboratories! 

About Neil Garg
Prof. Neil Garg received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from New York University in 2000. During his undergraduate research with Prof. Marc Walters, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France conducting research with Prof. Wais Hosseini at the Université Louis Pasteur. In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Prof. Brian Stoltz, where he completed the total syntheses of several dragmacidin alkaloids. Neil Garg then spent two years undertaking postdoctoral research in Prof. Larry Overman’s laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, before beginning his independent career at UCLA in 2007. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, became Vice Chair for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and was further promoted to Full Professor in 2013.

About the Thieme-IUPAC Prize

The Thieme-IUPAC Prize is given on the basis of scientific merit for independent research dealing with synthesis in the broadest context of organic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry, medicinal and biological chemistry, designed molecules, and materials. It is presented every two years to a scientist under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry.

Read more about the prize here.

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