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Harry Anderson

Professor Harry Anderson FRS


Elected: 2013


Harry Anderson is a chemist. His research concerns supramolecular assemblies. These are collections of molecules held together by non-covalent bonds — bonding that does not involve electron sharing (unlike the bonds between atoms within molecules). He also works on the design and synthesis of molecules which interact with light in unusual ways, such as light harvesting systems, photo-activated drugs and optical probes for brain cells.

Harry's approach to research is highly interdisciplinary and he has forged collaborations with many groups of physicists, physical chemists and cell biologists. His accolades include the 2013 Todd-Krebs Lectureship (jointly awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society) and the 2012 Tilden Prize and Corday-Morgan Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professional positions

Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

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