Prof Geert-Jan Boons wins the ACS Claude S. Hudson Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2015
The Claude S. Hudson award was established by the American Chemical Society Carbohydrate Chemistry Division in 1946 to recognize outstanding contributions to carbohydrate chemistry in education, research, or applications.
To celebrate the 2015 Hudson Award with the international glycoscience community, the Carbohydrate Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society has decided to move the award symposium from National ACS meeting to the ICS2016.
The 2015 winner of the Hudson Award is Geert-Jan Boons, Distinguished Professor in Biochemical Sciences at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) of the University of Georgia.
Dr. Boons received his M.Sc. in Chemistry in 1987 and his Ph.D. in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry in 1991 from the State University of Leiden in The Netherlands. Prior to joining the faculty at the CCRC in 1998, he spent seven years in the United Kingdom, first as a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College, London, and the University of Cambridge, and then as a lecturer and professor at the University of Birmingham. In 2003, Dr. Boons was awarded the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Science by the European Carbohydrate Association. Also in 2003, he was elected chairman for the 2005 Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrates. In 2004, Dr. Boons received the Horace Isbell Award by the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and was appointed Franklin Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. In 2012, he received the Creative Research Inventor’s Award by the University of Georgia Research Foundation and in 2013 was appointed UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor in Biochemical Sciences. He was awarded the Roy L. Whistler International Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry in 2014 by the International Carbohydrate Organization.