Tetrahedron prize 2004 awarded to Prof. Koji Nakanishi

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profnak_rs1The Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications are pleased to announce that the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry for 2004 has been awarded to Professor Koji Nakanishi.

Professor Nakanishi was awarded the Tetrahedron Prize for his pioneering research in the use of spectroscopic and chemical methods in determining the chemical structure of natural products, research which has led to the characterisation of over 200 bioactive compounds, many of which are endogenous and/or the first member of a new class. His studies with retinal analogs and retinal proteins have made seminal contributions in understanding the structural and mechanistic basis of animal vision and phototaxis.