Vol 5. Issue 27 / September 19, 2005


Schultz Wins Arthur C. Cope Award
At the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington, D.C. last month, the ACS announced the 2006 National Awards in Chemistry winners, who include Professor Peter G. Schultz of The Scripps Research Institute. Schultz was awarded the ACS's Arthur C. Cope Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of organic chemistry, the significance of which has become apparent within the previous five years. Schultz, who holds the Scripps Family Chair and is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute of Chemical Biology at Scripps Research, has pioneered research in chemical biology, including work on catalytic antibodies and on expanding the genetic code in vivo.

Previous recipients of the Arthur C. Cope Award, which is sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, include Scripps Research investigators Albert J. Eschenmoser, K. Barry Sharpless, and K.C. Nicolaou.

Rodionov Selected for Organic Chemistry Fellowship
Graduate Student Valentin Rodionov, of the Finn lab, has been selected to receive an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. In honor of the fellowship, which is sponsored by Boeringer Ingelheim, Rodionov will present a poster based on his research at the June 2007 National Organic Symposium.

He is studying the mechanism of the copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne [3+2] cycloaddition reaction.


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