Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

TETRAHEDRON PRIZE 2013 AWARDED

TETRAHEDRON PRIZE 2013 FOR CREATIVITY IN ORGANIC & BIOMEDICINAL CHEMISTRY AWARDED TO PROFESSOR SHANKAR BALASUBRAMANIAN

The Executive Board of Editors and Elsevier, the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications, are delighted to announce that the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry & BioMedicinal Chemistry for 2013 has been awarded to Professor Shankar Balasubramanian.

The Tetrahedron Prize for 2013 honours one of the most creative and influential chemical biologists of our time. Shankar Balasubramanian has made many highly significant and seminal contributions to nucleic acid chemistry and biology. He is a world leader in the study of quadruplex nucleic acids, where for example he has elegantly demonstrated the existence of these structures in human cells, a landmark study which can pave the way to therapeutic targeting of quadruplexes. He has creatively applied knowledge of nucleic acid chemistry to the invention of next-generation DNA sequencing which is revolutionising genetics and its application to medicine.

The Tetrahedron Prize will be presented to Professor Shankar Balasubramanian at the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, USA. The date for the Prize Symposium and presentation of the Award is yet to be decided.

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TETRAHEDRON PRIZE 2014

Thank you for your submissions for the Tetrahedron Prize 2014. We are now closed for submissions and will announce the winner later in the year.

ABOUT THE TETRAHEDRON PRIZE

The Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry was established in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is intended to honour the memory of the founding co-Chairmen of these publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward.

The Tetrahedron Prize is awarded on an annual basis for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. The prize consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary award of US $10,000. It is awarded to an Organic or Medicinal Chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. On some occasions, the Prize may be awarded jointly to two winners in which case two medals are presented. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Tetrahedron or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in their honour.

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