Sir J. Fraser Stoddart to deliver Haworth Memorial Lecture
The end of this month will present a rare opportunity to see a Nobel Laureate speak.
Fraser Stoddart, who has just won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry alongside Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Ben Feringa, will deliver the plenary lecture at the RSC Carbohydrate Group 50th Anniversary Conference on 31 October–1 November 2016.
He is the winner of the Haworth Memorial Lectureship, in recognition of the huge contribution he has made to the field of supramolecular chemistry, starting with his investigations into cyclodextrins, large ring-shaped structures of linked sugar molecules.
The lectureship was founded in 1969 in commemoration of Sir Norman Haworth, former president of the Chemical Society and 1937 Nobel Prize winner, and is awarded every two years in recognition of sustained, internationally recognised contributions to carbohydrate chemistry.
"Fraser began his career in polysaccharide chemistry working for Sir Edmund Hirst, who was himself a student of Sir Norman Haworth, and wrote the seminal monograph entitled 'Stereochemistry of Carbohydrate' in 1971", explains Dr Bruce Turnbull, Chair of the RSC Carbohydrate Interest Group. He was also the series editor for Monographs in Supramolecular Chemistry for books published until 2006.
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