The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has awarded the 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering to twelve female scientists. They have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences.
The awards program, initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations, was created to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide. The awards will be presented during the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Busan, Korea, on August 11, 2015.
The awardees are
- Lucia Banci, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
- Margaret Brimble, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Ewa Bulska, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
- Karen Gleason, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
- Janet Hering, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
- Nadia G. Kandile, Ain Shams University, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
- Maki Kawai, RIKEN and University of Tokyo, Japan
- Hyunjoo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
- Carmen Nájera, University of Alicante, Spain
- Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany
- Roberta Sessoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
- Livia Simon Sarkadi, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Recent Publications by the Awardees
- Molecular Engineering of Ghfp, the Gonococcal Orthologue of Neisseria meningitidis Factor H Binding Protein,
Valentina Rippa, Laura Santini, Paola Lo Surdo, Francesca Cantini, Daniele Veggi, Maria Antonietta Gentile, Eva Grassi, Giulia Iannello, Brunella Brunelli, Francesca Ferlicca, Emiliano Palmieri, Michele Pallaoro, Beatrice Aricò, Lucia Banci, Mariagrazia Pizza, Maria Scarselli, M. F. Pasetti,
Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 2015, 22, 769–777.
- Diabetes-induced alterations in tissue collagen and carboxymethyllysine in rat kidneys: Association with increased collagen-degrading proteinases and amelioration by Cu(II)-selective chelation,
Sebastian Brings, Shaoping Zhang, Yee S. Choong, Sebastian Hogl, Martin Middleditch, Meder Kamalov, Margaret Brimble, Deming Gong, Garth J.S. Cooper,
Biochim. Biophys. Acta, Mol. Basis Dis. 2015, 1852, 1610–1618.
- Effects of species and sites on metal concentrations in byssal threads of two mytilids,
Jan S. Jaworski, Jakub Karasiński, Ewa Bulska, José M. F. Babarro,
Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 2015, 95, 657–664.
- Investigation into the Formation and Adhesion of Cyclopentane Hydrates on Mechanically Robust Vapor-Deposited Polymeric Coatings,
Hossein Sojoudi, Matthew R. Walsh, Karen Gleason, Gareth H. McKinley,
Langmuir 2015, 31, 6186–6196.
- Composition and structure of Fe(III)-precipitates formed by Fe(II) oxidation in water at near-neutral pH: Interdependent effects of phosphate, silicate and Ca,
Anna-Caterina Senn, Ralf Kaegi, Stephan J. Hug, Janet Hering, Stefan Mangold, Andreas Voegelin,
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 2015, 162, 220–246.
- Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks,
Heinz Rüdel, Cristina Díaz Muñiz, Hemda Garelick, Nadia G. Kandile, Bradley W. Miller, Leonardo Pantoja Munoz, Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg, Diane Purchase, Yehuda Shevah, Patrick van Sprang, Martina Vijver, Jos P. M. Vink,
Environ. Sci. Poll. Res. 2015, 22, 7405–7421.
- Scanning Tunneling Microscope Observation of the Phosphatidylserine Domains in the Phosphatidylcholine Monolayer,
Soichiro Matsunaga, Taro Yamada, Toshihide Kobayashi, Maki Kawai,
Langmuir 2015, 31, 5449–5455.
- Electronic structure modification of platinum on titanium nitride resulting in enhanced catalytic activity and durability for oxygen reduction and formic acid oxidation,
Sungeun Yang, Dong Young Chung, Young-Joo Tak, Jiwhan Kim, Haksu Han, Jong-Sung Yu, Aloysius Soon, Yung-Eun Sung, Hyunjoo Lee,
Appl. Catal., B 2015, 174-175, 35–42.
- Binap–silver-catalyzed enantioselective multicomponent 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethines ylides derived from ethyl glyoxylate,
Juan Mancebo-Aracil, Carmen Nájera, José M. Sansano,
Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2015, 26, 674–678.
- AAA+ chaperones and acyldepsipeptides activate the ClpP protease via conformational control,
Malte Gersch, Kirsten Famulla, Maria Dahmen, Christoph Göbl, Imran Malik, Klaus Richter, Vadim S. Korotkov, Peter Sass, Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, Tobias Madl, Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt, Stephan A. Sieber,
Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 6320.
- Combined first-principles and thermodynamic approach to M-nitronyl nitroxide(M = Co, Mn) spin helices,
Marco Scarrozza, Alessandro Vindigni, Paolo Barone, Roberta Sessoli, Silvia Picozzi,
Phys. Rev. B 2015.
- Nitric oxide affects salt-induced changes in free amino acid levels in maize,
Ákos Boldizsár, Livia Simon-Sarkadi, Krisztina Szirtes, Alexandra Soltész, Gabriella Szalai, Marshall Keyster, Ndiko Ludidi, Gábor Galiba, Gábor Kocsy,
J. Plant Physiol. 2013, 170, 1020–1027.
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