Carolyn Bertozzi Awarded 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Carolyn Bertozzi presenting her Heineken Prize Lecture in Utrecht on September 30, 2022

Today, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 was awarded jointly to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless "for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry". Carolyn Bertozzi was also very recently the recipient of the 2022 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Bijvoet Medal of the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research of the Department of Chemistry of Utrecht University. She presented her Heineken Lecture in the Educatorium on the Utrecht Science Park on September 30, 2022. 

Carolyn Bertozzi studied chemistry at Harvard University in the United States. She received her Ph.D., also in chemistry, from the University of California (UC) Berkeley in 1993. In 1996, she joined the UC Berkeley chemistry faculty and in 2002 she was appointed Full Professor in Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology. In 2015, Bertozzi moved from UC Berkeley to Stanford University and became professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Systems Biology. Her scientic work forms the basis of more than 400 publications and 50 patents and she is co-founder of several biotech companies, where her research has been translated to medical applications.