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David Spring and David Leigh win 2014 RSC Awards

Corday-Morgan Prize

Chem Sci Advisory Board member David Spring is a Corday-Morgan Prize winner for his contributions to chemistry-driven drug discovery through his work in diversity-oriented synthesis and chemical biology.

Pedler Award

Chem Sci Associate Editor David Leigh has won the Pedler Award for his pioneering work on the biologically inspired design and synthesis of artificial molecular machines.

You can access papers by other 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners for free* for a limited time. A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards.

*Access is free until 06.06.14 through a registered RSC account – click here to register

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Inaugural Chemical Science Lectureship announced

We are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Chemical Science Lectureship – Professor Kevan Shokat.

The 2013 Chemical Science Lectureship was awarded in the area of chemical biology and the award lecture was given at Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS11) in Boston, USA, in July. Professor Shokat was presented with his award by Chemical Science Associate Editor, Professor Tom Muir.

Shokat

Tom Muir presenting Kevan Shokat with his Chemical Science Lectureship at ISACS11

Professor Shokat obtained his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley and following appointments at Stanford University and Princeton University, in 1999 he moved to UC San Francisco to his current appointment as Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.

The Shokat Lab’s research is focused on using the tools of synthetic organic chemistry, structural biology, genetics, and mathematical modelling to gain insight into how signalling networks transmit information in normal and disease settings. Their guiding principle is to use chemistry to answer questions that cannot be addressed by the use of biochemistry or genetics— they seek to provide tools, which fill in the gaps left behind by more traditional approaches.

Award Details
The lectureship, which will be awarded annually, will recognize sustained excellence in research by a mid-career scientist within the chemical sciences. The recipient of the Lectureship is selected and endorsed by the Chemical Science Editorial Board.

The recipient will be invited to present a plenary lecture at a relevant International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS); they will also receive a certificate, $2000 and will be invited to contribute to Chemical Science.

The 2014 Chemical Science Lectureship winner will give a plenary lecture at one of the 2014 ISACS meetings:

  • ISACS 13: Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Chemistry – July 2014, Dublin, Ireland
  • ISACS 14: Challenges in Organic Chemistry (Synthesis) – August 2014, Shanghai, China
  • ISACS 15: Challenges in Nanoscience – August 2014, San Diego, USA

More information about these conferences will appear on the ISACS website soon.

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RSC Prizes and Awards – Nominate before 15 January 2013

RSC Prizes and Awards – Nominate before 15 January 2013

You still have time to make your nomination for an RSC Prize or Award…

With over 80 to choose from covering all areas of the chemical sciences – industry, research, business or education – recognition is open to everyone. As well as this professional recognition, winners could receive up to £5,000 prize money.

Nominate before 15 January to reward excellence in the chemical sciences

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Chemical Science poster prize awarded at E-MRS conference in Strasbourg 2012

Congratulations to Nicolas Finck from the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the E-MRS conference in Strasbourg on May 15th-17th.

Polly Arnold, a Chemical Science Advisory Board member who chaired the poster session, awarded the prize to Nicolas for his work on “Americium coprecipitation with and adsorption on hectorite”

Nicolas Finck collects prize


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Chemical Science and ChemComm poster prizes awarded at MASC

Congratulations to Hui-Chen Wang, from the University of Bath, who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting in Bath on 19th-20th December 2011. Her poster was entitled ‘New Boronic Acid Based Fluorescence Sensors’. 

Hui-Chen Wang receives the Chemical Science poster prize

Well done also to Eric A. Appel (University of Cambridge) for his poster on ‘Aqueous Supramolecular Materials via Host-Guest Complexation with Cucurbit[8]uril’, for which he was awarded the ChemComm poster prize.

 

Eric Appel receiving the ChemComm poster prize

Hui-Chen and Eric receive a one-year personal subscription to Chemical Science and ChemComm respectively. Thank you to Paul Raithby, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bath, for awarding the prize certificates.

Did you know…? Paul Raithby has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He told me how his research has evolved into ‘making molecular movies’ in his ChemComm interview published in issue 1, 2012.

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AzkoNobel UK Science Award

Nominations are now open for the AzkoNobel UK Science Award. This biennial award will be presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of chemistry and materials sciences. The winner of the award will be gifted £50,000.

The AkzoNobel awards have run since 1970, beginning in the Netherlands, and are being expanded to include China, the UK and the US.  Recent winners include Professor Jonas Frisén (Sweden 2011), Professor Bert Meijer (Netherlands 2010) and Professors Xi Zhang, Yanlin Song and Chunhua Yan (China 2010).

Nominators are asked to submit:

  •  a supporting statement addressing the selection criteria of no longer than one A4 side of 11pt text and
  • a one page CV for the candidate which should include their date of birth, website URL, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant recent publications and total numbers of publications and patents

Please note that candidates may not nominate themselves.

Visit the RSC award website to make a nomination and for details on the scientific scope. Closing date for nominations is 31st October 2011.

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Chemical Science wins prestigious ‘best new journal’ award

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s new flagship journal Chemical Science won ‘Best New Journal’  last night at a prestigious publishing awards ceremony.

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) praised Chemical Science for its relevance and quality.

“Launched to present high quality cutting edge research across the chemical sciences, it has achieved swift success. There are very close links with the community and the journal is clearly defined by the science and the user,” said ALPSP in the award citation on their website.

Dr Robert Eagling, Managing Editor of Chemical Science, said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award against such tough competition. This is the culmination of over three years’ hard work by the team, and I thank them all for their efforts.
 
“I would also like to extend a special thanks to the Associate Editors and, in particular, the Editor-in-Chief, Professor David MacMillan, who have been instrumental in getting Chemical Science where it is today.”

Chemical Science publishes original research articles of exceptional significance from across the chemical sciences. The journal helps to define the important areas by publishing the most significant cutting-edge research. Submissions must appeal to the general chemical science community, or be of exceptional interest to specialist researchers.

Launched last year with a groundbreaking series of three conferences held in three continents over three sequential weeks – the ‘International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences’ (ISACS) - Chemical Science has already established itself as the home of truly excellent chemical science research. A further three international conferences were held earlier this year, in Boston, Manchester and Beijing, with planning for the 2012 events well underway.

James Milne receives the award from Hazel Woodward, chair of the judging panel and University Librarian and Director of Cranfield Press

Dr James Milne, RSC’s Acting Managing Director of publishing, said: “This award is worthy recognition of the incredible efforts of everyone involved in making Chemical Science the success it has so quickly become – our authors, reviewers and the journal’s dynamic editorial board.
 
“It is also great recognition for the exceptional service provided by the RSC’s dedicated editorial, production and marketing staff; providing authors and customers with the best experience possible whenever they interact with this new leading journal for the chemical sciences.”

The ALPSP Award for Best New Journal is open to any peer-reviewed journal launched in the last 1-3 years. The judges consider the main aspects of the journal including its launch: market research, editorial strategy, marketing and commercial success.

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GRC Organic Reactions & Processes: poster prize awarded

Congratulations to Kyle Quasdorf (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions & Processes, held at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA, on 17-22 July 2011.

Kyle, who is a graduate student in Professor Neil Garg’s group, presented a poster on the cross-coupling of unconventional electrophiles and progress toward the total synthesis of Welwitindolinones and was also invited to give a short oral presentation on his work.  

The conference brought together both well established and emerging scientists from academia and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art in organic chemistry. Thank you to the chairs, Rodney Parsons (Bristol-Myers Squibb) and Todd Nelson (Merck and Co), and vice chairs, Scott Sieburth (Temple University, USA) and Jean Suffert (University of Strasbourg, France), for organising an excellent and enjoyable conference and judging the posters.

  From left to right: Scott Sieburth, Jean Suffert, Joanne Thomson, Kyle Quasdorf, Neil Garg, Rodney Parsons and Todd Nelson

 

 

 

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Chemical Science is finalist for Best New Journal 2011 ALPSP award

We are excited to have been selected as a finalist for the ALPSP Award for Best New Journal 2011.

This prestigious award is open to any peer-reviewed journal launched in the last 1-3 years. The judges consider the main aspects of the journal, including its launch, market research, editorial strategy, marketing and commercial success.

The winner will be announced on 15 September at the ALPSP International Conference Dinner at Heythrop Park, near Oxford. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Let us know what you like about Chemical Science. Leave your comments below or email us.

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