Dr. Kylie Vincent, Oxford University, UK, is the first recipient of the Clara Immerwahr Award. The award was designed by the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat) at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. The prize aims to reward outstanding young female scientists in the field of catalysis and to pave the way for setting up an independent research group in the consortium or for establishing close collaborative links with UniCat.
Dr. Vincent will be honored during a public ceremony with a guest lecture given by Nobel Prize winner Professor Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, on February 10, 2012 at TU Berlin.
Kylie Vincent studied chemistry at the University of Melbourne, Australia, gaining her Ph.D. in the group of Stephen Best in 2003. She carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, UK, with Fraser Armstrong and held a Junior Research Fellowship at Wadham College, Oxford, from 2003–2007. In 2007 she took up a Research Fellowship at Oxford University and a Senior Research Fellowship at Wadham College. In 2008 she was appointed to a Senior Research Fellowship at Jesus College, Oxford.
Her research interests include using electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical methods to understand biological redox catalysis — in particular the efficient oxidation or production of hydrogen by microbial hydrogenase enzymes, studying enzyme active sites during catalytic turnover, and exploiting enzyme catalysis in energy cycling.
- The Hydrogenase Subcomplex of the NAD+-Reducing [NiFe] Hydrogenase from Ralstonia eutropha – Insights into Catalysis and Redox Interconversions,
L. Lauterbach, J. Liu, M. Horch, P. Hummel, A. Schwarze, M. Haumann, K. A. Vincent, O. Lenz, I. Zebger,
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 7, 1067–1079.
Also of interest:
- Clara Immerwahr Memorialized in Wrocław
Immerwahr honored for being the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from Breslau University and for taking a stand against her nation and husband