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Daniel Weix to receive a Novartis Early Career Award

EstherConwell

Daniel Weix, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester, has been named a recipient of the Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry.

Novartis, a multi-national pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, honors two scientists each year who are “within 10 years of having established an independent academic research career in the areas of organic or bioorganic chemistry in the broadest sense.”

The Novartis Early Career Award comes with a $150,000 grant over three years to continue the recipient’s research.

Weix, who specializes in organic (carbon-based) synthesis, is working on developing better ways of creating molecules in order to accelerate the discovery of new, useful compounds, including pharmaceuticals.

“This award is especially gratifying because Novartis really understands what’s needed to develop new pharmaceuticals,” said Weix.” (more)

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