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Dream Chemistry Award 2014
Dr Evan Spruijt (The dream of life) - the winner
Dutch chemist Dr Evan Spruijt won this year’s Dream Chemistry Award. The members of the Award’s Scientific Committee have in this way expressed their appreciation for a visionary project of creating artificial cells - microdroplets of water capable of autonomous growth and division. Creation of such cells in the laboratory would be an important step towards a deep understanding of physical and chemical foundations of life.
The Dream Chemistry Award finalists (from left to right):: Dr Paul C. Blainey, biochemist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, Dr Hal Alper, biochemist from the University of Texas, Austin, USA, Dr Eugen S. Andreiadis, chemist from the Commissariat a l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), Marcoule, France, Dr Peggy P. K. Lo, biochemist from the Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong..and Dr Evan Spruijt, chemist from the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, France