Dave MacMillan wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

Wholehearted congratulations to Dave MacMillan, BioLEC’s Director of Strategy, on winning the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dave was recognized with Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and the University of Cologne for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.

The Nobel committee describes asymmetric organocatalysis as “an ingenious tool for building molecules…Benjamin List and David MacMillan are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction: organocatalysis. This has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and has made chemistry greener.”

Congratulations Dave!