Winners of the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity

2020 Winner: Professor Dale Boger

Elsevier and the Board of Executive Editors of Elsevier’s Tetrahedron journal series announce that the 2020 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Dale Boger, Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute.

Professor Dale Boger
“I am so honored by the award of the Tetrahedron Prize. Throughout my career, the past recipients have always been my heroes in chemistry. So, I am humbled to now be among those recipients. It is a wonderful reflection on the accomplishments of the many graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and collaborators who participated in the science that this award recognizes. As many may know, the Tetrahedron Publications hold a special place in my heart, having been a part of the introduction of the BMCL and BMC to the journal family, and this award holds a very special meaning for me personally.” [Watch video]

The awardee has made many important advances in the areas of heterocyclic chemistry and organic synthesis, especially with respect to the synthesis of natural products. In many cases he has undertaken an insightful study of the mechanisms by which key natural products exert their biological activity, which has led to unique insight into their mode of action. [Learn more]

About the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity

The Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry was established in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is intended to honour the memory of the founding co-Chairmen of these publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward.

The Tetrahedron Prize is awarded on an annual basis for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. The prize consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary award of US $15,000. It is awarded to a chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense.