Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

RSC Norman Heatley Award for Professor Justin Benesch

RSC Norman Heatley Award for Professor Justin Benesch

Professor Justin Benesch is the recipient of the 2019 Norman Heatley Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Norman Heatley Award is given to recognise and promote the importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary research between chemistry and the life sciences through independent work. The winner receives £2000, a medal and a certificate, and will complete a UK lecture tour. Professor Benesch receives his award for developing physicochemical approaches to deliver quantitative insight into molecular chaperones in health and disease. Receiving the award, Professor Benesch said: "I am delighted to receive the Royal Society's Norman Heatley Award. The interface between chemistry and the life sciences is an incredibly vibrant area, with many UK-based researchers producing brilliant insights into the chemical foundations of biological function. In this context, I am extremely pleased for the recognition the award brings to my research group and our collaborators, highlighting their enthusiasm to harness the principles and tools of physical chemistry to deliver unprecedented insights into biological mechanism" more........