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Emily Flashman wins Norman Heatley Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry

15.6.2022 | The chemist was chosen for her work on oxygen-sensing enzymes
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AcademiaNet member Dr Emily Flashman has been awarded the 2022 Norman Heatley Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The award is given to an early career scientist responsible for ‘the most meritorious contributions’ to science at the interface between chemistry and the life sciences, and is one of the RSC’s Research & Innovation Prizes.

Dr Flashman, who is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, works on enzymes that sense and signal stress. In particular, her team looks at the mechanisms behind how such enzymes interact with oxygen and signal to the cell when oxygen availability is low. Understanding how that mechanism can be manipulated in plants, for example, could lead to the development of plants that are better able to survive in low-oxygen conditions, such as if they are flooded. As flooding is expected to become more frequent with global warming, this could be key to future-proofing our agriculture.

“The relationship between oxygen and evolution of different life forms is fascinating,” Dr Flashman said to the RSC. “I’m motivated by the knowledge that the work we’re doing has the potential to help solve an important global problem.”

Her new award comes with £3000 and a medal, and she will complete a lecture in the United Kingdom. The prize is named after English biochemist Norman Heatley, who worked extensively on penicillin.
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