23 May 2017

Professor Kate Jolliffe

Prof Kate Jolliffe

Congratulations to Professor Kate Jolliffe who is the recipient of the 2017 A.J. Birch Medal. This award acknowledges Kate’s significant contributions in the field of synthesis and molecular recognition of cyclic peptides.

The A. J. Birch Medal for excellence in organic chemical research is the premier award of the Organic Chemistry Division of the RACI. The award recognises research conducted in Australia by a member of The RACI.

Professor Jolliffe received her BSc (Hons 1) (1992) and PhD (1997) degrees from The University of New South Wales. She held postdoctoral positions at Twente University (The Netherlands), the University of Nottingham (UK) and The Research School of Chemistry, ANU before taking up an Australian Research Council QEII research fellowship in the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney in 2002. In 2007 she became a Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney, and in 2009 was promoted to Professor. Kate is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and has served as Chair of the Organic Chemistry Division from 2012-2014.

Kate has been awarded several prizes, including The Athel Beckwith Lectureship in 2004; the Biota Medal for Medicinal Chemistry in 2006; and a New South Wales Young Tall Poppy Science Award in 2007 for outstanding achievements in organic and medicinal chemistry.

We congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award.