Horst Pracejus Prize 2015

Horst Pracejus Prize 2015

Author: ChemViews

Professor F. Dean Toste, University of California, Berkeley, USA, has been awarded the Horst Pracejus Prize 2015 by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in recognition of outstanding work in the field of enantioselectivity and chirality.

The award was presented at the Chemiedozententagung in Regensburg, Germany, on March 2, 2015.

Dean F. Toste
studied chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Toronto, Canada, and received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Stanford University, CA, USA, under the supervision of Barry M. Trost in 2000. After post-doctoral research with Robert H. Grubbs at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, he was appointed Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in 2002. Trost was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and has been Full Professor since 2009.

Professor Toste’s research is primarily aimed toward the development of catalysts, catalytic reactions and methods for organic synthesis. He uses these methods to address problems in the synthesis of complex molecules possessing interesting structural, biological and physical properties.

Selected Publications


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