Université de Strasbourg

Fellow Joanna Wencel-Delord awarded the 2020 Guy Ourisson Prize

16 June 2021

Photo : CNRS/Nicolas Busser

Joanna Wencel-Delord, 2015 USIAS Fellow, has been awarded the Guy Ourisson 2020 prize by the Cercle Gutenberg. This prize comes on top of an ERC Starting Grant awarded in December 2020.

Joanna Wencel-Delord works in the field of organic chemistry at the Laboratory of Molecular Innovation and Applications (LIMA) in Strasbourg. During her USIAS Fellowship, which ran from 2015-2018, she worked on dual catalysis merging visible-light photocatalysis and C-H activation, exploring new strategy towards all-carbon quaternary stereogenic centres.

The Guy Ourisson Prize of the Gutenberg Circle is awarded each year to a researcher, aged 40 years or less on the 1st of January of the year of the award, conducting particularly promising research in Alsace. The Gutenberg Circle was created by Professor Guy Ourisson to strengthen the links between the Alsatian members of reputed French institutions, such as the Institut de France, Collège de France and the Institut Universitaire de France, and foreign academies in order to stimulate scientific research in Alsace.

The ERC starting grants awarded by the European Research Council support experienced researchers with a PhD who have an excellent research proposal and demonstrate promising scientific talent. Dr. Wencel-Delord’s ERC grant for was awarded for her research in asymmetric homogeneous catalysis. She is interested both in the development of innovative, greener and eco-compatible methodologies for building chiral molecules, and in the discovery of novel chiral molecular skeletons with promising applications.

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