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Chemistry expands its medal collection

18 July 2007

Two members of staff in the School of Chemistry have been awarded prestigious medals for meritorious contributions in their field.

Professor Chris Willis has been awarded the 2008 Flintoff Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The medal originated from a bequest by the late Robert John Flintoff and is for meritorious contributions to the knowledge of the relationship between chemistry and botany. The award has been made to Professor Willis in recognition of her contributions to structural, biosynthetic and mechanistic problems related to natural products from higher plants, microbial and marine sources.

Dr Fred Manby has been awarded the 2007 Annual Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences. This is given for the most meritorious contribution to Quantum Molecular Science by a person under 40.

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