Yimon Aye

CH A2 397 (Bâtiment CH)
Station 6
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site:  Web site:  https://leago.epfl.ch/

BCH 4306 (Batochime UNIL)
Av. F.-A. Forel 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

Administrative data


2021 American Chemical Society (ACS) Cope Scholars Award

2020 European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) Award for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia

2020 American Chemical Society (ACS) Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry

2020 Hermann Esterbauer Memorial Award

2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Buck Whitney Award

2017 US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator

2017 Pershing Square Sohn Young Investigator in Cancer Research Prize

2016 Sloan Fellowship

2016 International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) Rising Star Chemical Biologist Award, sponsored by ACS Chemical Biology

2016 ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Rising Star Chemist Award

2016 ACS Chemical Research in Toxicology (CRT) Young Investigator Award

2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

2014 US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award

2014 Beckman Young Investigator, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Teaching & PhD


Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


Chemical biology

Closely interfacing with bioengineering and medicine, this course provides foundational concepts in applying small-molecule chemical toolsets to probe the functions of living systems at the mechanistic and molecular level with emphasis placed on quantitative understanding and improving human health.

Medicinal chemistry

Sitting at the crossroad of organic chemistry and medicine, this course outlines how an initial hit compound transitions into a lead candidate, and ultimately a drug, in the modern drug discovery world. Note: the course is held only during 2nd half of spring semester (10 - 14 h on Fri of Week 7-14)