GlycoNet wishes to extend heartfelt congratulations to Network Investigator Dr. Ratmir Derda who has been recognized as a Rising Star in Chemical Biology for 2016 by the International Society of Chemical Biology (ISCB).
The award has been established to advance the career development of young investigators in chemical biology. The ISCB has developed a special session at the Annual Meeting to recognize up-and-coming chemical biology scientists and Dr. Ratmir Derda will deliver a podium presentation at this session.
Dr. Ratmir Derda received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2001 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. Dr. Derda joined the University of Alberta in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and the Principal Investigator at the Alberta Glycomics Centre.
The Derda Lab focuses on the development and mechanistic investigation of chemical transformations of genetically-encoded substrates. In addition, the Derda Lab employs genetically-encoded chemical libraries to attack unsolved problems in molecular recognition to aid the discovery of new therapeutics, biomaterials and molecular diagnostics.