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Chemist elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted on 9 May 2014

Professor Gideon Davies, FRS, has just been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) for his enormous fundamental contributions to our understanding of enzyme mechanism and carbohydrate biochemistry.

Gideon Davies

Gideon is the 6th member of the University of York to be elected.

Professor Davies’ work has had major societal impact, in areas ranging from biofuels and industrial enzymes through to pioneering work on compounds
currently under clinical development as anti-Alzheimer’s agents.

Professor Davies also recently won the 2014 Khorana Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry.