Izatt-Christensen Award for Eric Anslyn

Izatt-Christensen Award for Eric Anslyn

Author: Jonathan Faiz

Professor Eric V. Anslyn, University of Texas at Austin, USA, has been awarded the 2013 Izatt–Christensen Award. This honor is presented annually for work in the area of macrocyclic chemistry. It was presented at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, held in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on July 10, 2013.

Eric Anslyn
studied at California State University, Northridge, USA, and worked with Robert H. Grubbs at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, for his Ph.D., which was awarded in 1987. From 1987–1989, he was a postdoctoral researcher with Ronald Breslow at Columbia University, New York, USA, and in 1989, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he remains to this day, and is currently Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry.

Anslyn´s research program involves the use of synthetic and designed receptors for the analysis of complex analytes. Recently, he has reported on enantio- and chemoselective differentiation of amino acids and on a mechanically controlled indicator displacement assay.

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