CONGRATULATIONS to PROFESSOR BEAT ERNST on Receiving the 2020 Derek Horton Award in INDUSTRIAL Chemistry!
Prof. Ernst earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from ETH Zürich with Prof. Oskar Jerger. Following postdoctoral studies at CalTech, Prof. Ernst joined Ciba-Geigy in 1980. After spending 17 years in industry, Prof. Ernst became Professor of Molecular Sciences at the University of Basil in 1998. Prof. Ernst’s research program focuses on the development of glycomimetic compounds for use as therapeutics. He has authored over 300 papers and has won numerous awards, including the Werner- Price award of the Swiss chemical society (1986), the Novartis Lectureship (2003), and the Peter Speiser award from ETH Zürich (2015).