The Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards were created in 2005 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. They are presented annually to two individuals under 45 who have exhibited exceptional creativity and dedication in the fields of organic synthesis and of bioorganic and medicinal chemistry respectively.
Seeberger received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York. In 1998 the native of Nuremberg began his academic career as an assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002 he was appointed Firmenich Associate Professor at MIT. From 2003 to 2009 Seeberger was a professor of organic chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2003 he was also appointed as an affiliate professor at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla (U.S.A.).
Since January, 2009, Seeberger has been a professor at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and at Freie Universität Berlin.