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Karl Barry Sharpless, PhD

The Royal Society of Chemistry has recognized Karl Barry Sharpless, PhD, and his team, along with their collaborators, for their development of a technology called “multidimensional click chemistry,” that has opened up new possibilities in biomedicine, materials science and other fields. The team won the society’s 2021 Organic Division Horizon Prize, also known as the Robert Robinson Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Sharpless is the W.M. Keck Professor of Chemistry at Scripps Research and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.