Gideon Davies awarded Royal Society Research Professorship

Gideon Davies is one of six scientists to be honoured by the Royal Society in a post that will run for approximately five years. The award provides long-term support for internationally recognised work in areas such as biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, developmental biology and physics.

Professor Davies has made discoveries relating to the role of specific parts of an enzyme’s structure in the catalysis of carbohydrate synthesis, modification and breakdown reactions. His insights mean that molecules can be designed to mimic or interfere with these reactions, offering potential new treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.