Yimon Aye wins Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

Professor Yimon Aye. Credit: EPFL

Professor Yimon Aye. Credit: EPFL

Professor Yimon Aye has won the 2022 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award.

Founded in 2005, the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award is given each year by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is given to two individuals under the age of 40 who have exhibited "exceptional creativity and dedication" in the fields of Organic Synthesis and Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, respectively.”

This year, the winner for the latter field is Professor Yimon Aye, a chemical biologist within EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences, where she she leads the Laboratory of Electrophiles And Genome Operation (LEAGO) in the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC).

The Award consists of a monetary prize of $3000, and Professor Aye has been invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the forthcoming Tetrahedron Symposium in 2022. Previous winners include, e.g., Laura Kiessling (2005), Benjamin Cravatt (2008), and Carolyn R. Bertozzi (2011).