Corday-Morgan Prize 2014 Winner


Professor David Spring
Professor David Spring

University of Cambridge

For his contributions to chemistry-driven drug discovery through his work in diversity-oriented synthesis and chemical biology.

About the Winner


David R. Spring is currently a Professor at the University of Cambridge within the Chemistry Department and a Fellow of Trinity College. He gained his BA (Hons) and MA in Chemistry (1995) from the University of Oxford, where he also achieved his D.Phil (1998) for work on the proposed biosynthesis of the manzamine alkaloids under the supervision of Sir Jack E. Baldwin. 

He then moved to Harvard University to work with Stuart L. Schreiber as a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow and Fulbright Scholar (1999-2001), after which he joined the faculty at the University of Cambridge as a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow (2001-2006), an EPSRC Advanced Fellow (2006-2011) and an EPSRC Established Career Fellow (2012-2017). He was appointed to a Lectureship in 2006, and promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 2008, to a Readership in 2011, and to a Professorship in 2013.
 
Professor Spring has published five book chapters and co-authored more than 125 journal articles. His group's laboratory has been awarded a number of research prizes including the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Discovery Chemistry and New Technologies Award" (2010) and "Norman Heatley Award" (2011), and the Spanish Chemical Societies' Felix Serratosa Award (2013). In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College, and in 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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