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Nobel winner to deliver first post-prize lecture at Warwick

The winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart - will be speaking at the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry this month.


Delivering his first lecture since receiving the prestigious accolade just weeks ago, he will address the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Carbohydrate Group at its 50th Anniversary meeting, chaired by Warwick’s Professor Matthew Gibson.

Professor Stoddart will give the Haworth Memorial Lecture - the most prestigious prize given by the group.

One of the most decorated scientists on the planet, Professor Stoddart has published more than 1000 papers, supervised over 400 PhD students, and more than 80 former members have launched independent academic careers.

The acclaimed British-American scientist works on supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology, and is known as is one of the few chemists of the past quarter of a century to have created a new field of organic chemistry. He earned the Nobel Prize for “the design and synthesis of molecular machines”.

The Haworth Memorial lectureship is awarded in recognition of sustained, internationally recognized contributions to carbohydrate chemistry.

The RSC Carbohydrate Group 50th Anniversary Meeting will feature international speakers, covering the full breadth of glycosciences from Synthesis, GlycoMaterials, Enzymology, Glycobiology and Industrial Biotechnology.

Additional speakers will include eminent scientists, including Professor Ben Davis FRS from the University of Oxford, and Professor Harry Gilbert FRS from Newcastle University, amongst many others.

The conference takes place over 31st October - 1st November 2016 at Scarman House, University of Warwick.

More information about the event here.

27th October 2016

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