A chemist from The University of Western Australia who is studying the roles that carbohydrates play in nature has received one of the nation's most significant awards for chemistry.
Associate Professor Keith Stubbs, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow who works in UWA's School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the prestigious Rennie Memorial Medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Professor Stubbs was a WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner last year and a finalist in the Scopus Young Researchers Award for 2012 in the Life Sciences & Biological Sciences category.
The Rennie Memorial Medal is presented to someone with less than eight years professional experience who has made the biggest contribution to the development of a branch of chemical science.
The medal honours Australian chemist and academic Professor Edward Rennie (1852 - 1927) who was President of the Royal Society of South Australia.
Associate Professor Stubbs' award recognises his work in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Chemical Glycobiology.