Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016 Goes to Vincent Rotello

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Bioconjugate Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Vincent Rotello is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016. In a statement, the RSC said it was presenting the award to Rotello “for his pioneering research in using chemistry of nanomaterials to understand and modulate biological processes.”

“I have used organic chemistry to interface the man-made and biological worlds throughout my career , and feel especially honored to receive this lectureship,” Rotello said.

Vincent Rotello is the Charles A Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Langmuir. Prior to becoming the EIC of Bioconjugate Chemistry, Rotello served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Chemical Research in Toxicology.  His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between hard and soft materials, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology. To date, he has published more than 475 peer-reviewed papers, including more than 100 papers in ACS journals. In 2014 and 2015, Thomson Reuters recognized him as one of the “Most Influential Scientific Minds.”

You can learn more about Vincent Rotello’s work by taking a short video tour of his lab facilities.