Tetrahedron Prize 2013 Awarded to Prof. Shankar Balasubramaniam

photoShankarThe 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.

Stephen Neidle and Diddel Francissen presenting the award cheque to Shankar BalasubramanianFrom Left to Right: Jin-Quan Yu, Shankar Balasubramanian, Peter B. Dervan, Thomas Carell

Shankar Balasubramanian accepting the Tetrahedron Prize MedalIntroductory Remarks by Stephen Neidle