Corday Morgan Medal and Prize 2008 Winner
University of Leeds, UK
For his applications of organic chemistry to novel asymmetric synthesis, and to chemical biology through the directed evolution of enzymes.
About the winner
Adam Nelson is Professor of Chemical Biology and Deputy Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds.
Adam Nelson obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1996 where he worked under the supervision of Dr Stuart Warren. Following postdoctoral work with Prof. E. J. Thomas at the University of Manchester, he was appointed to a lectureship in organic chemistry at the University of Leeds in 1998. He was promoted to a personal chair in 2005.
He leads a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research programme at the interface between chemistry and biology; the group applies synthetic organic chemistry to a wide range of biological problems.
Adam Nelson's homepage
Nelson research group at the University of Leeds
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