Awards

 
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Imbach-Townsend Award

Sponsored by Alnylam

The Imbach-Townsend Award was established in 2006 to honor the two scientists who founded the International Round Tables in 1972, namely Jean-Louis Imbach and Leroy B. Townsend. Each of these scientists made seminal contributions to the area of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids during their careers. Dr. Imbach focused on the synthesis of nucleosides and oligonucleotides with carbohydrate modifications, as well as on nucleoside monophosphate prodrugs. The main focus of Dr. Townsend's research was on nucleosides with various altered heterocyclic bases. Their seminal contributions will continue to be regularly cited in scientific literature.

 

The Imbach-Townsend award is made to a scientist at each International Round Table based upon the following criteria:

  • The scientist should exemplify the spirit and dedication shown by Jean-Louis Imbach and Leroy Townsend during their careers.

  • The award is to recognize outstanding accomplishment in the fields of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids, and the recipient may be a chemist or a biologist.

  • Recipients may be of any age, but the award is for one or more specific achievements, and is not intended as a lifetime achievement award.

The award recipient receives a gift, a cash prize, meeting expenses, and he or she presents a lecture at the International Roundtable where the award is presented.

2020 Imbach-Townsend Award Winner

Jack W. Szostak, PhD

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J. A. Montgomery Award

Supported by the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota

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The J.A. Montgomery Award was established by IS3NA in 2006 in honor of the contributions to chemotherapy made by Dr. John A. Montgomery. 
 

Dr. J. A. Montgomery's pioneering approaches to applying both chemistry and biology to structure-based drug design have laid much of the foundation for present research in this field.  His research resulted in the publication of over 400 research papers and over 50 patents. He is a co-inventor of five FDA approved anti-cancer drugs and was a major contributor to the field of nucleoside chemistry and the design of nucleoside antimetabolite drugs.
 

The J. A. Montgomery Award recipient should embody the spirit of Dr. Montgomery. The recipient may be a chemist or biologist, working in the field of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids of biological relevance, preferentially in the domain of anticancer and antiviral chemotherapy. The award is for one or more specific achievements and is not intended as a life achievement award. 
 

The award recipient receives a gift, a cash prize, meeting expenses, and he or she presents a lecture at the International Roundtable where the award is presented.

2020 J. A. Montgomery Award Winner

Jennifer Doudna, PhD

 

The Chu Family Foundation Scholarships

for Early Career Women in Science

The Chu Family Scholarships were initiated by The Chu Family Foundation (TCFF) and IS3NA to support the professional development of early-career level women with the potential for significant contribution in the field of nucleoside/tide and/or nucleic acid research by providing funds to attend a specialized workshop, visit/work in another laboratory to obtain new skills, take a course or acquire specialized training.

Up to three awards are given biannually to advance the careers of early-career level women with potential for significant contributions in the field of Nucleosides/tides and/or Nucleic Acid Research. Each award will consist of a $3,000 stipend, a complimentary IS3NA membership, and a commemorative plaque.

The 2020 Chu Family Foundation Scholarship Winners

Anaïs Depaix, PhD

Karolina Bartosik, PhD

Veronica Salmaso, PhD  

 

IRT Travel Awards

To encourage young researchers to attend and present their work International Round Table meetings, IS3NA provides a limited number of Travel Awards for each IRT, reserved to PhD students and post-docs with restricted budget submitting an abstract.

The deadline to apply for the 2020 IRT Travel Awards is April 3rd, 2020.

Click here for more details and information on how to apply.

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