Monday, October 10, 2022

Short Video with Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi (Nobel co-awardee in chemistry 2022)

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Miscellaneous

Ed Hessler

Standford's Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi is a co-winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in chemistry. One of her co-winners has now been awarded the Nobel Prize twice. This makes my head spin. The Nobel Foundation press release describes each of them and briefly describes their work, including three PDFs for more information, two about the reactions.

Here is a 3m 31s video with her talking about her background, the work, her students she has mentored (and will) from Stanford University. 

Dr. Bertozzi coined the term and originated/initially developed the field of bioorthogonal chemistry which is described in this Wiki entry.

The video shows us a scientist who enjoys her work and her students. She also describes what turned her to organic chemistry in the first place. She started with different career aspirations.

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