Biochemist Paul Modrich Ph.D. ’73 was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this Thursday for his research on mapping and explaining the mechanisms of DNA repair at a molecular level. His research makes a fundamental contribution to our knowledge of how the living cell functions and how it stores and repairs information.
For William E. Moerner, Professor in Chemistry and Applied Physics, winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry simultaneously opened many doors and placed more weight on his shoulders.
Carl Djerassi, Stanford chemistry professor emeritus and “father” of the birth control pill, died on Friday. He was 91.
In fall 2016, a combined science library will open in the Old Chemistry building. The library will compile the resources of the Mathematics and Statistics, Biology and Chemistry libraries into one facility.
Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees approved the construction of a $254 million building to house Stanford’s Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) and Neurosciences Institutes (SNI). Expected to be complete by summer of 2018, the building will be located on West Campus at the site currently occupied by the Cardinal Cogeneration Plant.
William Moerner was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for work on super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.
The study of chemistry is enhanced by computer applications from the recent surge in technology. As a forerunner in computer science among universities, Stanford combines computational and chemical science, leading to new discoveries, interdisciplinary programs and Nobel Prizes.
Stanford microbiology professor Alfred Spormann has found a groundbreaking method of creating carbon-neutral, renewable methane gas.