Professor Naomi Chayen receives award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Prof Naomi Chayen receives her certificate from Princess Anne

Professor Naomi Chayen of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, has been awarded a Commendation Certificate of Women of Outstanding Achievement for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Thursday 29th November. Naomi was commended for her breakthrough research into crystallisation and for securing a patent for a product named after her, Naomi’s Nucleant, attracting worldwide interest from industry as well as academia.

The award was given by WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) for research and innovation leading to new discoveries which impacted on advancing scientific knowledge, exploitation by industry and helping the UK excel in science and technology. The certificate was presented by HRH The Princess Royal.

Professor Chayen specialises in crystallization of proteins, developing a fundamental understanding of the crystallization process and harnessing this to design methodology of producing crystals for rational drug design. The research also involves crystallization on the International Space Station. Several of her research outputs have been patented and commercialized.

For more information, please see 2012 WISE Awards.