New appointments to Chem Soc Rev Advisory Board

Chem Soc Rev is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to the Advisory Board

Elena Fernández
Professor Elena Fernández leads the Catalytic Organoborane Chemistry group at the University Rovira i Virgili in Spain. Her group’s research interests centre on the application of transition metal complexes for selective organic purposes. Professor Fernández received the National Award for Excellence of Research in Organometallic Chemistry in 2014.
Shigehiro Yamaguchi
Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi is Principal Investigator of the Yamaguchi group at Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules. He works on a variety of topics in the general fields of main group chemistry and physical organic chemistry.
Itaru Hamachi
Itaru Hamachi is a Professor at Kyoto University. His research interests include live-cell organic chemistry, chemical biology, bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, and supramolecular biomaterials. In 2014, Professor Hamachi was awarded the Nagoya Silver Medal, which is awarded every year to a ‘rising Japanese scientist whose research has had a major impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry’.
Dave Adams
Dave Adams earned his PhD at the University of York and has since worked in both academia and industry. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2008, where his group designs novel structures and materials utilising the self-assembly of peptides, peptide-polymer conjugates and polymers.
Laurel Schafer
Laurel Schafer is a Professor at the University of British Columbia. Her group’s research bridges the areas of organometallic and organic chemistry, by preparing discrete early transition metal and lanthanide complexes for use in the atom-economic, catalytic synthesis of amines.
Stephen Withers
Professor Stephen Withers leads a group at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for High-Throughput Biology (ChiBi).  Their research focuses on enzymes involved in glycoside cleavage and synthesis, with special emphasis on their mechanisms. They also utilise their findings in the development of new applications, ranging from new enzyme-based synthetic methodologies to new therapeutics and imaging agents.
Peng Chen
Professor Peng Chen’s chemical biology group at Peking University focuses on protein chemistry and engineering. Professor Chen was the recipient of the 2014 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Award, in recognition of his significant contribution to the field of chemical biology.
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