Angela Casini from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands wins EUROBIC Medal 2012
October 12, 2012
The Eurobic Award was erected after the Eurobic conferences were established and soon settled a new tradition to honor promising young, and other bioinorganic chemists deserving an honor of high caliber. The first medalist was Fred Hagen (1994; currently professor at Delft, NL); since then every 2 year a medal was granted, after a basic endowment fund had been created.
Previous EUROBIC medalists in Bioinorganic Chemistry have worked on a variety of topics, and many have come from the "Bio" side (or from physical biochemistry), and having their research centered around metal-protein chemistry, be it mechanistic, structural, or spectroscopic. This year the winner is working in a field that can best be described as medicinal inorganic chemistry.
Angela Casini, a recently appointed assistant professor in pharmaceutical sciences, receives the medal as recognition of her contributions to further the basic understanding of molecular interactions of metal-based drugs with cellular components.
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