Now that the human genome has been sequenced, some TSRI researchers
are playing a key role in a new scientific venture: an initiative
to understand the structure and function of proteins.
"I can compare the art of the synthesis of a target
molecule to the game of chess. If you watch master chess players
and you follow their moves in getting to the king, you can
appreciate their mastery of the art, their ingenuity, their
cleverness..." An interview with chemist K.C. Nicolaou.
The American Chemical Society has awarded Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies Jeffery
Kelly the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, which recognizes excellence
in the field of organic chemistry. The society has awarded
Professor Peter Schultz the Alfred Bader Award, which recognizes
outstanding achievements in bioinorganic or bioorganic chemistry.
TSRI Professor Ian Wilson heads The
Joint Center for Structural Genomics.