Royal Society of Chemistry honour for University biochemist

Posted by pt91 at Aug 03, 2011 02:35 PM |
A researcher has been honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry as part of a UK-wide research team in biological chemistry.

Dr Peter Moody of the Department of Biochemistry is part of the research team – The Collaborative Computational Project Number 4 in Protein Crystallography (CCP4) – responsible for software developments which underpin research in the pharmaceutical industry and academic laboratories worldwide.

In recognition of their contribution to both chemistry and the life sciences, CCP4 has been awarded The Rita and John Cornforth Award, an annual honour from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) presented to collaborative research teams.

CCP4 was set up in 1979 by a consortium of academics to promote collaboration between researchers working in structural biology in the UK. As a community based resource, it supports academic, not for profit and profit research, and also aims to play a key role in the education and training of scientists in experimental structural biology.

Professor Gideon Davies FRS from the University of York’s Department of Chemistry nominated the CCP4 team for the RSC award. He said: “The CCP4 team really is one of the jewels of UK collaborative science. It has assembled a comprehensive collection of software which has been used in all the great structural biology developments of recent years, and by most – if not all – of the recent Nobel Prize winning scientists working in X-ray crystallography.”

The RSC Rita and John Cornforth Award will be presented to the team at a symposium arranged by the Chemistry Biology Interface Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The CCP4 team will receive £2,000, a medal and certificate.

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