Congratulations to Mark Rackham and Kerya Long, winners of the MedChemComm prizes at the 6th Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium.
Mark, who is part of Professor Robin Leatherbarrow’s group at Imperial College, London, received the prize for Best Oral Contribution for his presentation entitled ‘Design and Synthesis of Highly Potent Inhibitors of Plasmodium falciparum N-Myristoyltranferase as a promising treatment for malaria’.
Kerya, from Dr Andrew Wilson’s group at University of Leeds, was awarded Best Poster Contribution for ‘Development of synthetic α-helix mimetics as potent anticancer agents’. Both winners receive a year’s subscription to MedChemComm.
The symposium, organised by the RSC’s Biological & Medicinal Chemistry interest group, was held at the University of Cambridge on 14th December 2012.