Wolf Prize in Chemistry
TheWolf Prizes are awarded annually by the Wolf
Foundation. Five or six prizes are awarded in the
sciences (in the fields of agriculture,chemistry,
mathematics,medicine,and physics) and the prize
in the arts rotates between architecture,music,
painting, and sculpture.The total prize money in
each field is $100 000. Thewinners of the Wolf
Prize in Chemistry 2018 are Makoto Fujita (The
University of Tokyo) and Omar M. Yaghi (Univer-
sity of California, Berkeley).
Makoto Fujita studied at Chiba University,and
received his PhD (supervised by Tamejiro Hiyama)
from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987. He
subsequently held faculty positions at Chiba Uni-
versity (1988–1997), the Institute for Molecular
Science (IMS), Okazaki (1997–1999), and Nagoya
University (1999–2002), and he was made professor
at TheUniversity of Tokyo in 2002. Fujitas
research program involves the development of
metal-directed self-assembly principles for the
formation of large porous complexes (cages,
metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)). He has
reported in Chemistry—A European Journal on
the X-ray structure analysis of N-containing nucle-
and in Angewandte Chemie
on the self-assembly of giant spherical liquid-
Fujita is on the Editorial
Board of Chemistry—An Asian Journal.
Omar M. Yaghi studied at the University at
Albany,State University of New York, and worked
with Walter G. Klemperer at the University of
Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for his PhD (com-
pleted in 1990). After postdoctoral research with
Richard H. Holm at Harvard University (1990–
1992), he joined the faculty at Arizona State
University,Tempe,in1992. From 1999–2006, he
was Robert W. Parry Professor at the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, and from 2006–2011, he was
Irving and Jean Stone Chair in Physical Sciences,
and Christopher S. Foote Professor of Chemistry at
the University of California, Los Angeles.Hewas
made James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of
Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley
in 2012. Yaghisresearch encompasses the syn-
thesis,structure,and properties of inorganic and
organic compounds and the design and construc-
tion of new classes of materials,including MOFs,
covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and zeolitic
imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs). His contributions
to Angewandte Chemie include aReview on
and areport on the
characterization of defects in MOFs.
also the winner of the BBVAFoundation Frontiers
of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences.
Albrecht Kossel Prize for
Annette G. Beck-Sickinger
Annette G. Beck-Sickinger (University of Leipzig)
is the recipient of the 2018 Albrecht Kossel Prize,
which is worth E 7500 and is awarded by the
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh;
German Chemical Society) for outstanding work
in biochemistry.Beck-Sickinger studied at the
University of Tübingen, where she completed her
PhD (supervised by Günther Jung) in 1989. From
1990–1991, she carried out postdoctoral work with
Ernesto Carafoli at the ETH Zurich, and she
subsequently returned to Tübingen, where she
completed her habilitation in 1995. She joined the
faculty at the ETH Zurich in 1997, and was made
Professor of Biochemistry and Bioorganic Chemis-
try at the University of Leipzig in 1999. Themes of
Beck-Sickingersresearch program include ligand–
receptor interactions,signal transduction, and pro-
tein expression and modification. She has reported
in ChemMedChem on the docking of agonists in a
Y2R comparative structure model,
report on the role of surface-binding peptides on
cytochrome P450 catalysis was featured on the
cover of ChemCatChem.
Beck-Sickinger is on
the Editorial Board of Angewandte Chemie and the
International Advisory Board of ChemBioChem.
 a) K. Burkert, T. Zellmann, R. Meier, A. Kaiser,J.
Stichel, J. Meiler,G.K.Mittapalli, E. Roberts, A. G.
Beck-Sickinger, ChemMedChem 2017, 12,75; b) S.
Zernia, R. Frank, R. H.-J.Weiße,H.-G.Jahnke,K.
Bellmann-Sickert, A. Prager,B.Abel, N. Sträter,A.
Robitzki, A. G. Beck-Sickinger, ChemCatChem 2018,
 a) F. Sakurai, A. Khutia, T. Kikuchi, M. Fujita, Chem.
Eur.J.2017, 23,15035;b)J.Uchida, M. Yoshio,S.
Sato,H.Yokoyama, M. Fujita, T. Kato, Angew.Chem.
Int. Ed. 2017, 56,14085; Angew.Chem. 2017, 129,
 a) H. Furukawa, U. M üller,O.M.Yaghi, Angew.
Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54,3417; Angew.Chem. 2015,
127,3480;b)C.A.Trickett, K. J. Gagnon, S. Lee,F.
Gµndara, H.-B.Bürgi, O. M. Yaghi, Angew.Chem. Int.
Ed. 2015, 54,11162; Angew.Chem. 2015, 127,11314.
In this section, we report on various awards for
chemists who are closely connected with
Angewandte Chemie and its sister journals as
authors, referees, or board members.
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