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Arthur Neish Young Investigator Mini-Symposium


This mini-symposium is named in honor of Arthur C. Neish (1916-1972).  In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Dr. Neish was a pioneer in the synthesis and use of radiolabeled precursors and was one of the major contributors to knowledge of plant natural product biosynthetic pathways (Romeo, J.T.  2000.  Forward.  Recent Advances in Phytochemistry  34:viii.). He was a strong mentor of young scientists and has been recognized by having the young investigator symposium named after him.  Funds supporting this endeavor were donated by the Phytochemical Society of North American (PSNA), the National Science Research Council of Canada (NSRC), Pfizer, and private donors. The first young investigator mini-symposium was held in 1999 at the PSNA meeting in Montreal.

The  society uses the fund to support young investigators as featured speakers to enrich participation in the PSNA, support a diversity of topics, and provide what may be an important professional and career development opportunity for young investigators.  There is no application procedure as this is an invitational award.

PSNA members may submit nominations to the Awards Committee, Executive Committee, or the Meeting Organizer. Nominations should include a CV of the nominee and a letter stating reasons for the nomination.  For these awards, a new investigator is someone within the first 5 years of establishing an independent research program and typically will be no more than 5-6 years past the award date of his or her Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree.

Previous award winners

Page last updated: March 11, 2016

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