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Top carbohydrate award for chemist

26 October 2005

A Bristol biochemistry graduate has won the Roy L Whistler International Award 2006 for the excellence of his research into carbohydrates.

A Bristol biochemistry graduate has won the Roy L Whistler International Award 2006 for the excellence of his research into carbohydrates.

Gideon Davies is only the second UK-based scientist to win the award, which was established in 1984 in honour of Professor Roy L Whistler. The award recognises scientists who ‘have made contributions of excellence in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry and with promise of continuing significant contributions’. Gideon will receive the accolade at the XXIII International Carbohydrate Symposium at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada in July this year, where he will present the opening lecture.

Gideon Davies' research group focuses on the structural enzymology of enzymes, and their domains, involved in the synthesis and breakdown of carbohydrates.