After years of studying the research of Artemisinin by Professor Tu Youyou’s group, Dr. Shukun Lin, the founder of MDPI, published a Special Issue titled “Artemisinin (Qinghaosu): Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Tu Youyou on the Occasion of her 80th Anniversary” in the MDPI journal Molecules in 2009. In this Special Issue, Professor Fulong Liao from the China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences published an Editorial and introduced the works of discoveries of Artemisinin by Professor Tu Youyou and her team. In 2015, Professor Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria”. In order to commemorate Prof. Tu’s contributions to human health and promote the passions and spirits conveyed by her experiences, MDPI set up “Tu Youyou Award” beginning in 2016 to recognize outstanding scholars who are dedicated to the research of natural products, chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

The Tu Youyou Award is awarded biennially. The awards committee will decide the winner by evaluation of the originality, scientific contributions, impact of the research of applicants, and so on. The winner will receive CHF 3000, an engraved plaque, and an award certificate.

 2022 Tu Youyou Award 

Application Deadline: 31 May 2022


Eligibility and Requirements:
Must have a PhD degree;
Research in the area of natural products and medicinal chemistry
Must have produced ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to advancements in the field.

List of Documents for Application
Applicant’s name and contact details (including title, institutional affiliation, and email address);
An up-to-date CV for the applicant;
A detailed description of the applicant’s work (max. 5000 words), referring to the originality of their research, importance of their work, and the quality of their publications;
A recommendation letter from senior scientist is optional.
Award Committee
Prof. Dr. Mauro Maccarrone
University of L'Aquila, Italy Details
Dr. Derek J. McPhee, Chair
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Prof. Dr. Barry Potter
The University of Oxford, UK Details
Dr. Derek J. McPhee, Chair
All Members
Dr. Kenneth A. Jacobson
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA Details
Dr. Derek J. McPhee, Chair
All Members
 Video of The Awardee 

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