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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In Issue 22 Dr Deanna D'Alessandra, Dr Peter Southon and Dr Tamara Church, talk more about capturing and converting carbon dioxide; we look at the transformation of our undergraduate teaching labs on Levels 4 and 5; A/Prof. Ron Clarke reflects on the day Sydney experienced its hottest ever recorded temperature and what it means to endotherms; the Australian Academy of Science recognises two of our academics and much more. Please visit here.