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This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to biochemist Benjamin List (Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Germany) and David W.C. MacMillan (Princeton University, the USA) for “the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.” Read our quick explainer on what this discovery is all about and what it means for medicine.
On December 13th, European Research Council published the list of researchers who got one of the most prestigious European grants — the ERC Consolidator Grants. Among them is Dr. Evgeny Pidko, professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), participant of ITMO Professorship program and member of the SCAMT International Laboratory. We've asked him to share about the grant and his current research plans and achievements.