Metrohm have announced their 2017 Young Chemist Award as Aldin Malkoc who is completing his graduate work at Arizona State University. Malkoc was present to personally receive his award at the Metrohm press conference at Pittcon yesterday.
Malkoc’s research focuses on cooperative DNA-based molecular elements for electrochemical biosensors. This rapid point-of-care, low-cost method of genetic mutation detection is an entirely new technology that has the potential to have significant impact in health care, especially for developing countries where low cost and rapid treatment are important. His work impacts the existing field by developing a new gold standard for molecular recognition.
“We are very proud to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Young Chemist Award this year,“ says Edward Colihan, President and CEO of Metrohm USA. “We take giving back to the scientific community very seriously and are pleased to recognize the efforts of chemists that are just starting their career. These researchers have demonstrated extraordinary vision and make a true difference in the world with their area of work. At only 22, Aldin is our youngest winner yet.”
Metrohm USA has donated more than $50,000 over the last 5 years to support the advancement of science.
The Young Chemist Award is open to all undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctorate students residing and studying in the U.S. and Canada, who are performing novel research in the fields of titration, ion chromatography, spectroscopy and electrochemistry. For more details, visit youngchemistaward.metrohmusa.com.