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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

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Martin Dracinsky wins prestigious Czech Award

(20 May 2013)

Martin rowing on river Wear

Congratulations to Martin Dracinsky who has been awarded Otto Wichterle Award. The Otto Wichterle Award (named after a Czech chemist, best known for his invention of modern soft contact lenses) is an honour given by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic to stimulate and encourage selected, exceptionally outstanding, promising young scientists for their remarkable contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in a given area of science. Martin is currently a Marie Curie Fellow in Durham Chemistry, in the solid-state NMR group. His research interests include NMR spectroscopy, molecular modelling and properties of modified components of nucleic acids.