Awarded …Wolf Prize in ChemistryThe Wolf Prizes are awarded annually by the Wolf Foundation. Five or six prizes are awarded in the sciences (in the fields of agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics) and the prize in the arts rotates between architecture, music, painting, and sculpture. The total prize money in each field is $ 100 000. The winners of the Wolf Prize in Chemistry 2018 are Makoto Fujita (The University of Tokyo) and Omar M. Yaghi (University of California, Berkeley).Makoto Fujita studied at Chiba University, and received his PhD (supervised by Tamejiro Hiyama) from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987. He subsequently held faculty positions at Chiba University (1988–1997), the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki (1997–1999), and Nagoya University (1999–2002), and he was made professor at The University of Tokyo in 2002. Fujita's research program involves the development of metal‐directed self‐assembly principles for the formation of large porous complexes (cages, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)). He has reported in Chemistry—A European Journal on the X‐ray structure analysis of N‐containing nucleophilic compounds, and in Angewandte Chemie on the self‐assembly of giant spherical liquid‐crystalline complexes. Fujita is on the Editorial Board of Chemistry—An Asian Journal.Omar M. Yaghi studied at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and worked with Walter G. Klemperer at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for his PhD (completed in 1990). After postdoctoral research with Richard H. Holm at Harvard University (1990–1992), he joined the faculty at Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1992. From 1999–2006, he was Robert W. Parry Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and from 2006–2011, he was Irving and Jean Stone Chair in Physical Sciences, and Christopher S. Foote Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was made James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Yaghi's research encompasses the synthesis, structure, and properties of inorganic and organic compounds and the design and construction of new classes of materials, including MOFs, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs). His contributions to Angewandte Chemie include a Review on heterogeneous MOFs, and a report on the characterization of defects in MOFs. Yaghi is also the winner of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences.Albrecht Kossel Prize for Annette G. Beck‐SickingerAnnette G. Beck‐Sickinger (University of Leipzig) is the recipient of the 2018 Albrecht Kossel Prize, which is worth € 7 500 and is awarded by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh; German Chemical Society) for outstanding work in biochemistry. Beck‐Sickinger studied at the University of Tübingen, where she completed her PhD (supervised by Günther Jung) in 1989. From 1990–1991, she carried out postdoctoral work with Ernesto Carafoli at the ETH Zurich, and she subsequently returned to Tübingen, where she completed her habilitation in 1995. She joined the faculty at the ETH Zurich in 1997, and was made Professor of Biochemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Leipzig in 1999. Themes of Beck‐Sickinger's research program include ligand–receptor interactions, signal transduction, and protein expression and modification. She has reported in ChemMedChem on the docking of agonists in a Y2R comparative structure model, and her report on the role of surface‐binding peptides on cytochrome P450 catalysis was featured on the cover of ChemCatChem. Beck‐Sickinger is on the Editorial Board of Angewandte Chemie and the International Advisory Board of ChemBioChem. 1aK. Burkert, T. Zellmann, R. Meier, A. Kaiser, J. Stichel, J. Meiler, G. K. Mittapalli, E. Roberts, A. G. Beck-Sickinger, ChemMedChem 2017, 12, 75;1bS. Zernia, R. Frank, R. H.-J. Weiße, H.-G. Jahnke, K. Bellmann-Sickert, A. Prager, B. Abel, N. Sträter, A. Robitzki, A. G. Beck-Sickinger, ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 525. 2aF. Sakurai, A. Khutia, T. Kikuchi, M. Fujita, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 15035;2bJ. Uchida, M. Yoshio, S. Sato, H. Yokoyama, M. Fujita, T. Kato, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 14085;Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 14273. 3aH. Furukawa, U. Müller, O. M. Yaghi, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 3417;Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 3480;3bC. A. Trickett, K. J. Gagnon, S. Lee, F. Gándara, H.-B. Bürgi, O. M. Yaghi, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11162;Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 11314.
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Published: Jan 19, 2018
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