Ratmir Derda

Ratmir Derda received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2001, Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008, under the supervision of Laura Kiessling, and postdoctoral training at Harvard University under the supervision of George Whitesides and Donald Ingber. He joined University of Alberta in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. In 2017 he founded 48HourDiscovery INC to translate genetically-encoded libraries and other technologies developed in Derda Group. His notable awards include Melanie O'Neill Young Investigator Award in Biological Chemistry (2018), David Gin New Investigator Award in carbohydrate chemistry from American Chemical Society (2017), Rising Star in Chemical Biology from the International Chemical Biology Society (2016); Young Investigator Award from the Boulder Peptide Society (2014); Gold Medal at the XXIX International Chemistry Olympiad (1997). 


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