An alchemical symbol with the words ‘εν το παν’ (‘one is the all’) which inspired Kekulé in a dream to discover the structure of benzene.

DCA 2020

WINNER   Claudia Bonfio   Claudia Bonfio
Unlocking Primitive Chemical Messages
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and University of Cambridge, UK
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FINALISTS   Ivana Drienovska   Ivana Drienovska
New-to-Nature Reactivities in Biocatalysis: A Closer Look at Enzymatic Fluorination
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    Pawel Dydio   Pawel Dydio
Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Chemistry of the Future
Universite de Strasbourg, ISIS, France
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    Christopher Hendon   Christopher Hendon
A Chemical Fix for Bad Beverages
University of Oregon, USA
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    Yunyan Qiu   Yunyan Qiu
Achieving the Holy Grail of Polymer Synthesis Using Catalytic Aritifical Molecular Machines
Northwestern University, USA
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DCA 2019

WINNER   Yujia Qing   Yujia Qing
Sequencing Life
University of Oxford, UK
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FINALISTS   Emiliano Cortés   Emiliano Cortés
Lighting Up Chemical Reaction Pathways
Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany
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    Jeffrey D. Martell   Jeffrey D. Martell
DNA Nano-Scaffolds for Rapid Discovery of Enzyme-Mimicking Catalysts
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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    Hannes Mikula   Hannes Mikula
Double-targeted In Vivo Synthesis of Drugs at the Site of Disease
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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    Yoeri van de Burgt   Yoeri van de Burgt
Brain-Inspired Organic Modular Lab-on-a-Chip for Cell Classification
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
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DCA 2018

WINNER   Eric D. GLOWACKI   Eric D. Głowacki
Abundant Organic Catalysts for a Peroxide Clean Energy Cycle
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
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FINALISTS   Lorenzo Albertazzi   Lorenzo Albertazzi
Can We Replace Cellular Enzymes With Artificial Ones?
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    Jeremy Luterbacher   Jeremy Luterbacher
From Plants to Green Chemicals: Breakthrough Processes Using Chemical Functionalization
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Michael Saliba   Michael Saliba
Stable and Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells via Polyelemental, Multicomponent Combinatorial Engineering
Université de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
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    Alex K. Shalek   Alex K. Shalek
Novel Chemical Probes for Spatially-Resolved, Single-Cell Profiling of Tumors to Identify New Therapeutically Actionable Mechanisms of Immune Evasion
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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DCA 2017

WINNER   Jessica Kramer   Jessica R. Kramer
Glycocalyx Engineering to Probe the Role of Mucins in Cancer
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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FINALISTS   Rob Ameloot   Rob Ameloot
Self-Assembling a Smarter World: the Hole Story
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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    Justin Chalker   Justin Chalker
Ending Mercury Pollution from Artisanal Gold Mining
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
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    Nathan Crook   Nathan Crook
Expanding Human Metabolism by Engineering Our Commensal Microbes
Washington University at St. Louis, St. Louis, Washington, USA
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    Yogesh SURENDRANATH   Yogesh Surendranath
A Molecular Theory of Interfacial Inner-Sphere Electron Transfer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
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DCA 2015

WINNER   Mircea DINCA   Mircea Dincă
A Panacea for Catalysis?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
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FINALISTS   Denis MENSHYKAU   Denis Menshykau
The Right Molecule for Every Patient
Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen, Germany
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    Eric D. GLOWACKI   Eric D. Głowacki
Biocompatible Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Conductors for Bioelectronic Interfaces
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
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    Yogesh SURENDRANATH   Yogesh Surendranath
Graphene Conjugated Catalysis for CO2 Fixation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
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    Jiayin YUAN   Jiayin Yuan
Large Scale Salinity Gradient Power Generation via Nanoporous Polyelectrolyte Membranes
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
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DCA 2013

WINNER   Evan SPRUIJT   Evan Spruijt
The Dream of Life
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
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Expanding the Chemical Palate of Cells
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
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    Peggy P. K. LO   Peggy P. K. Lo
Design, Assembly, Characterization and Biological Applications of Biocompatible and Multifunctional 3D DNA Nanocarriers in Living Cells
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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    Eugen ANDREIADIS   Eugen Andreiadis
Towards an Artificial Leaf: Bioinspired Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Fuels
Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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    Paul BLAINEY   Paul Blainey
Programmable Drug Molecules For Genome-Directed Precision Pharmacology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
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