PSE-Pierre Fabre Prize
Pierre Fabre is the 2nd largest private French pharmaceutical group and the 2nd largest dermo-cosmetics laboratory in the world. From its very beginning, Pierre Fabre Laboratories have always explored and used plants as they are truly convinced of their great potential for health and beauty. For more information, you may visit our website at

A series of Prizes (€3000 each) will be awarded to innovative research in the field of plant-derived bioactive natural products in one of the four following therapeutic domains: Central Nervous System, Oncology, Dermatology or Oral Care.

Applicants for the 2018 Prizes are invited to submit their application to the PSE before December 31st 2017. 
For further information on the application procedure click here.

Awardees 2017
Category: Central Nervous System:
Professor Francesco Epifano (Università ‘G. D’Annunzio’ of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)

Category: Skin Care
Professor Srijit Das (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)

Category: Oncology
Mr Florent Olivion (Institute de Chimie des Substances Naturelles – CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)



PSE Bruker Prize 
Bruker systems cover a broad spectrum of applications in all fields of research and development and are used in all industrial production processes for the purpose of ensuring quality and process reliability. Bruker is not only committed to create great analytical solutions but also to build a great community of specialists, business professionals, fans, prospective clients, and potential team members. Through the generous support of Bruker, the PSE was able to award phytochemists who made key contributions to the analysis and identification of natural products.

2016 Professor John A Pickett (Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom)
2015  Professor Vassilios Roussis (University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
2014  Professor Giovanni Appendino (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy)


PSE Apivita Prize
From 1979, when its founders prepared natural cosmetics by combining botanical extracts and beekeeping products at their pharmacy, research and development of innovative products has remained important at APIVITA. The company maintains partnerships with the international academic community, with the aim of conducting extensive research on indigenous medicinal and aromatic herbs and beekeeping products. From 2007 to 2012, APIVITA awarded prizes to scientists who had made a significant contribution to the aforementioned fields of research. The prize winners were invited to present a lecture at a PSE meeting which was published in Phytochemistry Reviews.
Recipients of the PSE-APIVITA Award are:

2012  Professor  Francesco Epifano (Università ‘G. D’Annunzio’ of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti Scalo, Italy)
2010  Professor Sonia Piacente (University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy)
2009  Dr Angelo Fontana (Institute of Bimolecular Chemistry, Pozzuoli – Napoli, Italy)
2007  Professor Ulf Göransson (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)


PSE Medal
In 1986, the Committee of the Phytochemical Society of Europe authorised the production of the medal shown here, based on a design produced by Mr R Dutton and Dr J. R. Gallon. The medal, which is struck in silver, shows an oak tree, representing plant science superimposed on a map of Europe.
It is the intention of the Committee that the medal will be awarded from time to time to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Society or to the furtherance of plant science in general.

Recipients of the Phytochemical Society of Europe Medal:

2010 Dr Richard J Robins (Nantes, France)
2008 Professor Arnold Vlietinck (Antwerp, Belgium)
2007 Professor Rob Verpoorte (Leiden, The Netherlands)
2007 Professor Kurt Hostettmann (Geneva, Switzerland)
2007 Professor A Wilhelm Alfermann (Düsseldorf,Germany)
1999 Professor Peter Lea (Lancaster, UK)
1994 Professor J.David Phillipson (London, UK)
1990 Professor Leslie Crombie (Nottingham, UK)
1987 Professor R. Hegnauer (Leiden, The Netherlands)
1986 Professor Jeffrey B. Harborne (Reading, UK)


PSE – Pierre Fabre Award 2001 – 2006
The Phytochemical Society of Europe, through the generosity of Laboratoires Pierre-Fabre, presented an annual award of €2000 to a young European scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to phytochemistry or plant biochemistry. The award aimed to reward an exceptional contribution made in developing the field in which the candidate is working.

Recipients of the Pierre-Fabre award:

2006 Alisdair Fernie (Potsdam, Germany)
2005 Simon Gibbons (London, United Kingdom)
2004 Deniz Tasdemir (Zürich, Switzerland)
2003 Virginia Lanzotti (Molise, Italy) Biography
2002 Wolfgang Eisenreich (Munich, Germany) Biography
2001 Robert Nash (Aberystwyth, United Kingdom) Biography


PSE Award 2000
Recipient of the Phytochemical Society of Europe Award:

2000 T. A. van Beek (Wageningen, The Netherlands)


Pergamon Prize 1990 – 1999
This international prize of $5 500 was awarded annually by Elsevier Science on the recommendation of the Editorial Board of Phytochemistry, in recognition of sustained, outstanding contribution to the subject of phytochemistry. It was open to candidates of any nationality, subject to nomination. Winners of the award had normally published a significant part of their research findings in the journal Phytochemistry.

Prize winners:

1999 K. M. Markham
1998 T. J. Mabry
1997 Y. Asakawa
1996 J. D. Phillipson
1995 J. Macmillan
1994 E. E. Conn
1993 J. B. Harborne
1992 O. R. Gottlieb
1991 M. H Zenk
1990 E. Leete


PSE – Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Award 1991 – 1999

From 1991 until 1999, and through the generosity of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, the Phytochemical Society of Europe has been able to make a new award which was presented to a young European investigator who has made an outstanding contribution to phytochemistry during the last five years. The value of the award was £1000 pounds and the recipients were required to present their recent research results in the form of an Award Lecture.

Recipients of the Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Award:

1999 F. A. Macias (Cadiz, Spain)
1998 M. Strnad (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
1997 F. A. Tomas-Barberan (Murcia, Spain)
1996 L. A. C. Pieters (Antwerp, Belgium)
1995 M. S. Petersen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
1994 A. Marston (Lausanne, Switzerland)
1993 N. J. Kruger (Oxford, UK)
1992 G. Massiot (Reims, France)
1991 G. Appendino (Turin, Italy)


PSE – Tate and Lyle Award 1975 – 1990

From 1975 to 1990 and through the generosity of Messrs Tate and Lyle Ltd. the Phytochemical Society of Europe was able to make an annual award to the European investigator judged to have made the most significant contribution to phytochemistry during the previous five years. The award was in the form of a cheque and an inscribed silver tray. Recipients were required to present their recent research results in the form of an Award Lecture in conjunction with the Award Ceremony.

Recipients of the Tate and Lyle Award:

1990 J. L. Harwood (Cardiff UK)
1989 F. J. Evans (London UK)
1988 J. Stockigt (Munich Germany)
1987 A. Boudet (Toulouse France)
1986 A. J. Keys (Rothamstead UK)
1985 P. G. Waterman (Strathclyde UK)
1984 C. J. Leaver (Edinburgh UK)
1983 E. W. Weiler (Bochum Germany)
1982 J. D. Phillipson (London UK)
1981 K. Hostettmann (Lausanne Switzerland)
1980 R. J. Ellis (Warwick UK)
1979 D. K. Hahlbruck (Freiburg Germany)
1978 B. J. Miflin (Rothamsted UK)
1977 E. Haslam (Sheffield UK)
1976 M. H. Zenk (Bochum Germany)
1975 D. Boulter (Durham UK)[/fusion_text]