UNN Faculty of Chemistry alumnus Valery Fokin is among potential nominees for the 2018 Nobel Prize
From October 1 to October 8, 2018, the 117th Nobel Week is taking place in Stockholm. During this week, the names of the Nobel Prize winners in the field of medicine and physiology, physics, chemistry, peace and economics will be announced. According to the forecast of Inside Science, one of potential candidates for the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018, is Valery Fokin, an alumnus of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, professor at the University of Southern California (USA), who together with his colleagues described the so-called "click chemistry", a type of chemical synthesis reactions adapted for the rapid and reliable production of chemicals by combining small individual elements. It is a way of generating products that follows examples in nature, which also produces substances by joining small modular units.
The concept emerged in connection with the search for new approaches to the generation of large numbers of candidate structures for pharmaceutical drugs.
More details can be found on the Inside Science magazine website at: https://www.insidescience.org/news/perovski-what-nine-nobel-prize-predictions.
Valery Fokin is a Russian-American chemist, an expert in the field of selective catalysis, click chemistry, organic chemistry, professor at the University of Southern California (USA). In 1993, Valery Fokin graduated from the UNN Faculty of Chemistry. In September 2013, Valery Fokin and Barry Sharpless were named candidates for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Thompson Reuters.