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Leicester scientist wins industry award

Professor Emma Raven receives Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | May 13, 2017 | People

Professor Emma Raven, from the University of Leicester Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. 

The scheme, which is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Royal Society, provides universities with additional support to enable them to recruit or retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement. 

Prof Raven’s research is focussed on the heme proteins and their biological roles.

Prof Raven said: “It is a real honour to be given this award, and I am so grateful to the Royal Society for their support. I am looking forward to exploring new avenues of research during the course of the fellowship.”

Prof Raven is deputy-director of the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology, which was created in 2016 with the aim of bringing together the University of Leicester’s established strengths in structural biology, chemical biology and single-molecule research.

Professor Andrew Ellis, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester, said: “The Department of Chemistry is delighted that Emma has received this extremely prestigious award. This is a reflection of her high international standing and the superb quality of her research.”

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