Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

RSC 2020 Norman Heatley Award for Professor Andrew Baldwin

RSC 2020 Norman Heatley Award for Professor Andrew Baldwin

Professor Andrew Baldwin has been named the winner of the Norman Heatley Award for his development and application of chemical methods for understanding the biology of membraneless organelles. Andrew's work focuses on large protein assemblies, or 'aggregates', whereby one of the aggregates is linked to disease and the other dictates normal cellular function. Both neurodegenerative disorders and dementias are associated with proteins aggregating and forming 'amyloid fibrils' in the brain, with Andrew's research group studying the behaviour of membraneless organelles - protein aggregates that form in cells at different times to carry out a wide range of biochemical duties. On receiving the Norman Heatley award, Andrew said: "I am very honoured to receive this award. The credit for this work lies substantially with the group members and collaborators and I am very grateful to have worked with these tremendous people." more........