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The Cornforth Fund for Chemistry was established to honour life achievements of former University of Sydney and School of Chemistry students Professor Sir John Cornforth and his constant collaborator and wife Lady Rita Cornforth. Sir John was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975 for research on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions. The Fund works to continue the strong tradition of chemistry at the University of Sydney by supporting international collaboration, scholarships, research and teaching in the areas of chemistry pioneered and inspired by Sir John and Lady Rita Cornforth. To achieve these goals, the Cornforth Fund organises and supports the short-term appointment of prominent international researchers to undertake research and postgraduate teaching at the University of Sydney.

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