Tibor Kurtán, professor of chemistry, head of the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Debrecen. His research interests focus on the synthesis, stereochemical and chiroptical studies of O- and O,N-heterocycles and natural products with potential pharmacological activities. He developed a solid-state TDDFT-ECD method for the stereochemical analysis of natural and synthetic derivatives and established general ECD rules for the configurational assignment of heterocycles. He is author of over 170 papers and two book chapters with over 2100 independent citations. He was the recepient of several awards, including the George Oláh Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.