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York chemist awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Posted on 10 May 2017

Dr Jon Agirre has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Dr Jon Agirre

Dr Agirre, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL), won the fellowship for his proposal ‘Methods for building meaningful atomic models of carbohydrates’.

Two years ago, a team of YSBL scientists, led by Agirre, reported systematic problems affecting published X-ray structures of carbohydrates, which are molecules of great biochemical significance.

Agirre’s project, funded by The Royal Society, will address this problem, providing computational tools that will ensure that carbohydrate structures can now be determined with confidence.

These fellowships are awarded to outstanding scientists in the UK who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.

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