Alexandra Zhernakova and Igor Alabugin are the new G.A. Gamow award laureates
G.A. Gamow award, established by the Russian-American Association of Scientists (RASA-America, Russian-American Science Association) in memory of the outstanding Russian-American physicist, Professor Georgy Antonovich Gamow (1904-1968) and to encourage members of the Russian-speaking scientific diaspora for outstanding achievements recognized by the wider scientific community, for 2022 is awarded to:
Alexandra Zhernakova, professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) “for the elucidation of the role the intestinal microbiome and viriome play in aging and disease development”.
Igor Alabugin, professor at Florida State University ” For advancing stereoelectronic concepts of chemical reactivity leading to the discovery of new cyclization, cycloaddition, and cycloaromatization reactions as well as transformations of alkynes to carbon-rich materials”.
The awards will be presented on November 19 at the RASA-America Conference at La Verne University (California).