Angewandte Author Profiles August 2012

Angewandte Author Profiles August 2012

Author: ChemViews

The Angewandte Author Profiles celebrate an author’s 10th, 25th, 50th, or 100th article in the journal since 2000. This month, the following authors have had their 10th papers published and Holger Braunschweig has had his 50th paper published.

Frank Caruso, The University of Melbourne, Australia:

The most exciting thing about my research is working with bright, dynamic, and motivated researchers.

Kyoko Nozaki, University of Tokyo, Japan:

In a spare hour, I do culinary experiments (with success rate below 30 %).

Kendall N. Houk, University of California, Los Angeles, USA:

The most amazing chemistry adventure in my career was hosting R. B.Woodward in my apartment in 1967 to watch the Boston Red Sox play in the World Series on TV.

Shu-Li You, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China:

I like refereeing because it is the only way to keep scientific publishing working.

Oliver Reiser, University of Regensburg, Germany:

The most amusing chemistry adventure in my career was being reprimanded by a female postdoc for wearing shorts in my office “I am not used to professors wearing shorts” (… on a hot summer day on a Saturday).

Ying-Chun Chen, Sichuan University and Third Military Medical University, China:

The secret of being a successful scientist is to keep reading and thinking.

Julius Rebek, Jr., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA:

I would have liked to have discovered the origins of the genetic code.

Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany:

The biggest problem that scientists face is the often poor societal and political acceptance of fundamental research. In my experience, this is particularly prevalent in the field of chemistry.

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