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Generous donations boost launch of the Guy Dodson Fund for Structural Biology research at York

Posted on 29 November 2013

Novo Nordisk A/S provides substantial support for structural biology PhD studentships at York, via the Guy Dodson Fund

Guy Dodson

The Guy Dodson Fund was launched following a memorial symposium held in York in June 2013 to celebrate the life in science of Professor Guy Dodson FRS (13 January 1937–24 December 2012). The fund aims to nurture the continuing strength of York's structural biology research by providing bursaries to PhD students and supporting the development of students and postdoctoral researchers in this area.

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, a long-time collaborator of Guy Dodson and YSBL, has kick-started the fund with a substantial donation which will support PhD studentships. Ex-colleagues, collaborators and friends of Guy from around the world have also made generous contributions to the Fund.

An inspirational scientist, Guy Dodson carried out ground-breaking work in protein engineering and structures of insulin derivatives, and on the structure and mechanism of enzymes. With his wife, Professor Eleanor Dodson, Guy created an influential protein structure research group at York, establishing the York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL) as a major research unit in the Department of Chemistry.

For further information please contact Professor Roderick Hubbard.

Guy Dodson Fund donation form (PDF , 222kb)