Professor Carolyn Bertozzi from the University of California at Berkeley was awarded an honorary doctorate from Freie Universität Berlin.
Nov 03, 2014
Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi is one of the most distinguished chemists today.
Freie Universität Berlin's Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy awarded her an honorary doctorate in recognition of her pioneering work in the life sciences. She introduced highly selective, so-called bioorthogonal reactions, for manipulating and probing biomolecules in living cells and organisms.
Using these revolutionary methods, her research group studies disease-related mechanisms in glycobiology that result in changes of cell surface glycosylation patterns in cancer, inflammation and bacterial infections, as well as new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.