We are glad to inform you that Dr. Véronique Gouverneur, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), is selected as the 2021 laureate of the International Henri Moissan Prize for her work in fluorine chemistry which has many notable applications, especially in pharmaceutical drugs and in positron emission tomography. Please see the Press Release attached.
Warmest Congratulations Dr. Gouverneur!
The Henri Moissan International Prize is awarded every three years to a scientist of international standing who made major contributions in the field of fluorine chemistry. This prize was created to commemorate Moissan's isolation of elemental fluorine in 1886, for which he received the first Nobel Prize in chemistry attributed to a French scientist. Since 2006, the "Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie" has taken in charge the management of the prize, in order to give a perennial structure to this prestigious award.
Professor Véronique Gouverneur will receive from Bernard Bigot, President of the “Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie” and Chair of the Moissan Prize Scientific Committee, the specially made 2021 Moissan medal, on 9th November 2022 during a symposium organized in Paris (France) by the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie. She will also make a presentation at the 23rd International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry due to take place in Québec (Canada) in July 2023.