This year's Gold medal in the 23rd Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry will be presented to E.W. "Bert" Meijer of Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, the Silver Medal to Hiroaki Suga of The University of Tokyo, Japan. The Nagoya Medal Prize was initially proposed by Hisashi Yamamoto and Ryoji Noyori and started in 1995. The Gold Medal recognises an organic chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field in its broadest sense. The Silver Medal is awarded to a chemist in Japan who has also had an important impact on the field.