MUST Great Masters Seminars XVII:
Prof. Jean-Marie LEHN
From Matter to Life: Chemistry? Chemistry!

Jean-Marie-LEHNOn this Tuesday (11th November), the University will host the MUST Great Masters Seminars XVII in Block D, which will invite the 1987 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Prof. Jean-Marie LEHN to talk on the topic: From Matter to Life: Chemistry? Chemistry!

Jean-Marie LEHN was born in Rosheim, France in 1939. In 1970 he became Professor of Chemistry at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and from 1979 to 2010 he was Professor at the Collège de France in Paris. He is presently Professor at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS). He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his studies on the chemical basis of “molecular recognition” (i.e. the way in which a receptor molecule recognizes and selectively binds a substrate), which also plays a fundamental role in biological processes.

Author of more than 940 scientific publications, Lehn is a member of many academies and institutions. He has received numerous international honours and awards.