Head of center Troels Skrydstrup, from the Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC), will receive the Melvin Calvin Award 2018.
Next month, head of center Troels Skrydstrup, from the Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC), will receive the Melvin Calvin Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of isotopic research. The award is being given to Skrydstrup for his development of the so-called two-chamber reactor system and for his work with carbon monoxide releasing molecules, both of which are important breakthroughs in isotopic chemistry.
The prize is being awarded by the International Isotope Society (IIS) and will be presented in June 2018 in Prague at the 13th International Symposium on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds, which is held every third year. At the symposium, Skrydstrup will deliver the Melvin Calvin Lecture.
Melvin Calvin was a biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1961 for his groundbreaking research in photosynthesis. By using isotopes, Calvin mapped the route that carbon moves in photosynthesis, today known as the Calvin Cycle.