Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Professor Ben Davis elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Ben Davis elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Ben Davis is among 50 leading UK scientists to be elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society. The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science and its elected Fellows are the UK's leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service.

Research in the Davis group centres on the chemical understanding of biomolecular function, especially carbohydrates and proteins. Interests and methods encompass organic synthesis & methodology, target biomolecule synthesis, inhibitor/probe/substrate design, biocatalysis, enzyme & biomolecule mechanism, biosynthetic pathway determination, protein engineering, drug delivery, molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, molecular imaging and in vivo biology. The application of an understanding of such systems on a fundamental level leads to the design, synthesis and modification of potential therapeutic and biotechnologically applicable systems
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