2020 Derek Horton Award Winner – DR. JOHN MAGNANI

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. John Magnani on Receiving the 2020 Derek Horton Award in INDUSTRIAL Chemistry!

Dr. John Magnani, CSO and senior Vice President of Glycomimetics, and Professor Beat Ernst, Emeritus Professor at University of Basel, have won the 2020 Derek Horton Award for Industrial Chemistry. Dr. Magnani received his B.S. at Washington University in St. Louis before pursuing his Ph.D. in Biology with Malcolm S. Steinberg. He was a researcher at the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases from 1979-1989 before becoming president of GlycoTech corporation. In 2003 he co-founded GlycoMimietis where he was instrumental in the development if Sialyl Lewis X agonist-based therapeutics. He is Author of over 100 papers and has won the President’s Innovation Award from the Society for Glycobiology in 2015.

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