The Scheele Award
In honor of the world-renowned Swedish chemist and pharmacist Carl Wilhelm Scheele, the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences has since 1961 bestowed the Scheele Award on prominent scientists in the field of drug research or related disciplines. By tradition the award ceremony is accompanied by a symposium carrying the signature of the prize-winner.
The Scheele-award 2021 prize-winner is Professor Craig Crews, Yale University, New Haven, USA.
“Professor Craig Crews has been awarded the Scheele prize 2021 for his broad excellence in drug discovery and development spanning from molecule to patient. He has combined groundbreaking science with strong entrepreneurship and received wide international recognition for his work on pharmacological modulation of protein turnover. His findings have led to new therapeutic approaches including the development of novel proteasome inhibitors and the PROTAC technology.”