Nobel Prize 2022 in Chemistry announced. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Nobel Prize 2022 in Chemistry to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.” The prizes carry a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (nearly USD 900,000) and will be handed out on December 10. The money comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895. The 2022 Nobel Prize winners of the categories of physics and medicine were also revealed in recent days. Svante Pääbo is declared as the winner of 2022 Nobel Prize on 03th October 2022 in Physiology or Medicine category. And this year, the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to John Clauser, Alain Aspect, and Anton Zeilinger. On Thursday, the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature will be revealed.
Carolyn R. Bertozzi – 2022 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Profile Here
Carolyn R. Bertozzi is an American chemist and Nobel laureate, known for her wide-ranging work spanning both chemistry and biology. Bertozzi won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, jointly with Morten P. Meldal and Karl Barry Sharpless, “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.” She coined the term “bioorthogonal chemistry to describe chemical processes that are suitable for biological systems. Her recent work includes developing chemical instruments to investigate the role of glycans, sugars found on cell surfaces, in the development and progression of diseases like cancer, inflammation, and COVID-19-related viral infections.
Who is Morten Meldal? Profile Here
Morten Peter Meldal, born 16 January 1954, is a Danish chemist and Nobel laureate. Meldal is a professor of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, jointly with Carolyn R. Bertozzi and Sharpless, “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry. done his Ph.D. under the guidance of Klaus Bock on the synthetic chemistry of oligosaccharides. Meldal earned his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He has done his Ph.D. under the guidance of Klaus Bock on the synthetic chemistry of oligosaccharides. He worked as an independent research associate in organic chemistry at DTU and the University of Copenhagen from 1983 to 1988. During 1985 and 1986 he served postdoctoral work at Cambridge University. Meldal developed several technological techniques and instruments for peptide synthesis near the start of his career. He invented several PEG-based resins, for example PEGA, SPOCC, POEPOP, and ULTRAMINE, unique in their amphipatic nature and investigated properties of these by physical methods. Meldal co-founded Betamab Therapeutics ApS in 2019, which is based on the idea of beta-bodies, or peptide imitators of antibodies. However, in 2021, the company was shut down. He was recently appointed Professor of Nano Science at the Nano Science Center of Copenhagen University.
K. Barry Sharpless – Two-Time Nobel Laureate, Profile Here