Potts Medal Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Chemistry

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Helen Cauldbeck (President of the University Chemistry Society) presents Potts Medal to Professor Alison Aschcroft

The Potts Medal, named in honour of distinguished chemist Harold Edwin Potts (BSc Chemistry 1906, MSc 1907), was first awarded in 1933 to alumni from the Department of Chemistry and, after a 13 year hiatus, the prize was awarded on 3rd June to Professor Alison Ashcroft, Professor of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry in the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology and Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds.

Professor Ashcroft delivered a lecture entitled "From small molecules to biomolecular complexes: a long and winding road" in the Central Teaching Hub and was then guest of honour at a celebratory dinner in the Victoria Gallery and Museum.