Gmelin-Beilstein commemorative medal

Gmelin-Beilstein commemorative medal


  • Subject: history of chemistry, chemistry information and chemical literature
  • Consists of: 7,500 euros, silver medal, certificate
  • First awarded: 1954
  • Awarded in: Even years

The Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal is awarded by the GDCh to national and international personalities who have made special contributions to the History of Chemistry, chemical literature or chemical information. The prize was donated by Hoechst AG in 1954 and has been financed by the GDCh since 1996. The award commemorates Messrs. Leopold Gmelin and Friedrich Beilstein, who published the first handbooks on inorganic and organic chemistry in the 19th century.

Current awardee: Gisbert Schneider, ETH Zurich

The GDCh honors Prof. Dr. Gisbert Schneider with the Gmelin-Beilstein commemorative coin 2022 for his pioneering work in integrating machine learning methods into practical medicinal chemistry, making him the pioneer of today's artificial intelligence approaches in drug design. He also coined the terms "scaffold-hopping" and "frequent hitter", which are now an integral part of the vocabulary of medicinal chemistry.

More information about Gisbert Schneider

Distinguished people since 1954

2022 Gisbert Schneider, ETH Zurich/Switzerland
2020 Guillermo Restrepo, Leipzig
2018 René Deplanque, Lübeck
2016 Joe P Richmond, Heidelberg
2014 Henning Hopf, Brunswick
2012 Engelbert Zass, Zurich/Switzerland
2010 Jurgen Gmehling, Oldenburg
2007 Olga Kennard, Cambridge/UK
2005 Ute Deichmann, Cologne and London/UK
2002 Ursula Schoch-Grübler, Ludwigshafen
2000 Peter Golitz, Weinheim
1995 Christoph Meinel, Regensburg
1991 Johann Gasteiger, Munich
1990 Christian Weiske, Berlin
1988 Gerd M. Ahrenholz, Leverkusen
1987 Juergen Schaafhausen, Bad Soden

Robert Fugmann, Frankfurt a. M

Ernest Meyer, Ludwigshafen

1981 Fred A. Tate, Columbus/USA
1980 Margot Becke-Goehring, Frankfurt a. M
1977 Günter Kresze, Munich
1976 Hans Rudolf Christen, Zurich/Switzerland
1973 Werner Schultheis, Frankfurt a. M
1966 Eduard Kreuzhage, Weinheim
1965 Jean Baptiste Gillis, Ghent/Belgium
1962 Erich Pietsch, Frankfurt a. M
1958 Wilhelm Foerst, Heidelberg
1956 Friedrich Richter, Frankfurt am Main

Paul Walden, Gammertingen

Maximilian Plücke, Berlin

selection committee

dr Vera Köster, Wiley-VCH Weinheim
Christine Nawa MA, Georg-August University of Goettingen
Prof. Dr. Stefan M. Kast, Technical University of Dortmund
dr Steffen Pauly, Springer Verlag GmbH
Prof. Dr. Achim Zielesny, Westphalian University

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