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Alan R. Battersby

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Who is Alan R. Battersby?

Alan R. Battersby: Sir Alan Rushton Battersby FRS is a British organic chemist known for his work on the genetic blueprint, structure, and synthetic pathway of Cyanocobalamin. This came in collaboration with a partner and also in relation to work on plant alkaloids. He won the Copley Medal in 2000 and has also won other awards such as Royal Medal in 1989.

  • born on (90 years ago) in United Kingdom
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • profession: Chemist
  • some of the awards:
      • Wolf Prize in Chemistry (For their fundamental contributions to the elucidation of the mechanism of enzymic reactions and of the biosynthesis of natural products, in particular the pigments of life.), with Duilio Arigoni
      • Copley Medal (In recognition of his pioneering work in elucidating the detailed biosynthetic pathways to all the major families of plant alkaloids. His approach, which stands as a paradigm for future biosynthetic studies on complex molecules, combines isolation work, structure determination, synthesis, isotopic labelling and spectroscopy, especially advanced NMR, as well as genetics and molecular biology. This spectacular research revealed the entire pathway to vitamin B12.)

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