Prof Richards to receive Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries

We are pleased to offer our congratulations to honorary and founder member of the MGMS, Professor W. Graham Richards who will receive the 2018 Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries on Heritage Day on May 9, 2018.

Prof. Richards was a pioneer of the field, being part of the first generation of researchers to use computers as part of chemical research, particularly in the context of pharmaceuticals.   He had a long and distinguished career at the University of Oxford, including a stint as Chairman and confounded its first spin-off – Oxford Molecular. He also helped set up the University’s technology transfer company, Oxford University Innovation.   He was one of the first to harness computer idle time to search for compounds that might be used to treat cancer and anthrax.   In 2001 he founded Oxford Drug Design (formerly InhibOx) and continues to serve as Chairman.

More information on the award can be found here :-