Nicholas Turner Wins 2007 Prize for Process Chemistry | March 17, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 11 | p. 60 | Awards
Issue Date: March 17, 2008

Nicholas Turner Wins 2007 Prize for Process Chemistry

Department: ACS News

Nicholas Turner has won the 2007 Prize for Process Chemistry for his work in biocatalysis. Turner is a professor of chemistry at the University of Manchester, in England; managing director of the university's Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformations & Biocatalytic Manufacture; and chief scientific officer of Ingenza.

The award, set up by AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer, recognizes inventions of new chemical reactions and processes that address issues facing chemists in the pharmaceutical industry.

Turner is one of the world's leading researchers working on the application of biocatalysis to synthetic organic chemistry. His interdisciplinary approach combines protein production, enzyme structure and function studies, and organic synthesis.

 

This section is compiled by Linda Wang. Announcements of awards may be sent to l_wang@acs.org.

 
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