Peng Wu received the 2020 SCT Award for Young Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry
The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (“Société de Chimie Thérapeutique”, SCT) is a non-profit organization founded in 1966, whose mission is to promote knowledge in key areas of pharmaceutical research and development. Every year, it provides a prestigious prize to one or two young scientists who are not older than 36 years, in academia and/or in industry, to foster excellence.
Peng’s group is currently focused on the development of small-molecule-based strategies to target RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), structured RNAs, and protein—RNA interactions, especially RBPs that are closely associated with anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral applications. Platform strategies are being established by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach in Peng’s group, covering areas of chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, organic synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and computer-aided drug design.