The 2011 Reaxys(R) PhD Prize for Chemistry Research Opens for Entries

By Elsevier, PRNE
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, February 2, 2011 - Elsevier Properties SA announces the launch of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize,
a global competition for candidates currently studying for a PhD or having
completed a PhD within the last 12 months.

The prize will be awarded for original and innovative research in
organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry to the candidates that
demonstrate excellence in methodology and approach in a peer-reviewed
publication. Three prize winners will each receive a check for $2000 and be
invited to present their research at the Winners' Symposium, to be held
during the 14th Asian Chemical Congress, 5 - 8 September, 2011 in Bangkok,

David Evans PhD, Scientific Affairs Director at Elsevier Properties SA
said, "The Reaxys PhD Prize celebrates innovation and creativity in chemistry
research from around the world, values which lie at the heart Reaxys itself."
He continued, "In 2010 we received over 300 submissions from around the world
covering the breadth of modern chemistry including representatives from most
of the leading chemistry universities. The quality of research was
outstanding, and the finalists and winners are clearly at the cutting edge of
chemistry research. A high bar has been set for 2011."

All entries will be evaluated by a review board of leading international
chemists, chaired by the following members of the Reaxys Advisory Board:

    - Professor A. G. M. Barrett - Imperial College London, UK
    - Professor B. M. Trost - Stanford University, USA
    - Professor H. N. C. Wong - Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Submissions will be reviewed based upon originality, innovation,
importance to the field, applicability, rigor of approach and publication

All submissions must include a PhD Supervisor letter of recommendation, a
CV and a representative peer-reviewed piece of published research. Entries
should be submitted by February 28, 2011 at the Reaxys PhD Prize website:

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