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RSC Innovation Award

RSC Innovation AwardDr Justin Benesch, Univ’s Tutorial Fellow in Physical Chemistry, has been awarded the 2019 Norman Heatley Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Justin is an Associate Professor in Biophysical Chemistry at the University working on the function, and malfunction, of proteins in health and disease, in particular the role of molecular chaperones. The Benesch Research Group, which he leads, combines mass measurement with other experimental methods, simulations, and quantitative thermodynamic and kinetic analyses.

Justin has previously been awarded the Alfred Tissières Award, and the Howard Prize Lecture from the Biophysical Sciences Institute at Durham University. The Royal Society of Chemistry said the research “impacts broadly the interface between chemistry and life sciences. Their innovations in mass measurement approaches have provided new means for researchers to quantify biomolecules and their interactions.”

You can watch Justin discussing Molecules by Peter Atkins in his book review on the Univ Reading Bank.

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