Judy Hirst awarded 2012 RSC Norman Heatley Award

I am delighted to announce that Judy Hirst has been awarded the 2012 Norman Heatley Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Norman Heatley Award is to recognise and promote the importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary research between chemistry and the life sciences through independent work.

During World War II, Norman Heatley was a member of the team of scientists at Oxford University led by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain who isolated penicillin, determined its chemical structures and demonstrated its clinical use for combatting bacterial infections.

Further information about the award can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/NormanHeatleyAward/Index.asp

John Walker

18 June 2012