The Tetrahedron Prize consists of a gold medal and a monetary award of $10,000 and will be presented to Professor Shankar Balasubramanian at the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, USA ( 10-14 August 2014).
About Professor Shankar Balasubramanian
Shankar Balasubramanian was born in Madras (now Chennai) India in 1966 and moved to the UK with his parents in 1967. He grew up in a rural area just outside Runcorn in Cheshire and was schooled at Daresbury (primary), then Appleton Hall High School (secondary). He did his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge (1985-88) and then carried out a PhD under the supervision of Professor Chris Abell (1988-1991). Balasubramanian then traveled to the USA as a SERC/NATO Research Fellow and worked in the group of Professor Steven J Benkovic at Pensylvannia State University (1991-1993). He started his independent academic career in 1994 in the University of Cambridge and has remained there ever since. He is currently the Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and holds a joint appointment between the Clinical School and Department of Chemistry. He directs research laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and also the Cambridge Research Institute at the Addenbrookes Biomedical Campus.
More information: http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/group/shankar/professor-shankar-balasubramanianAbout the Tetrahedron Prize The Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry was established in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is intended to honor the memory of the founding co-Chairmen of these publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward. The Tetrahedron Prize is awarded on an annual basis for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. The prize consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary award of US $10,000. It is awarded to an Organic or Medicinal Chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. On some occasions, the Prize may be awarded jointly to two winners in which case two medals are presented. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Tetrahedron or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in their honor. For more information: http://www.elsevier.com/physical-sciences/chemistry/organic-chemistry/tetrahedron-prize-for-creativity-in-organic-chemistry-or-bioorganic-medicinal-chemistry About Elsevier