Dr Julien Michel is a co-recipient of the 9th Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Award in 2020. The Award recognises Julien’s work on molecular simulation methods for the optimisation of protein-ligand interactions, and in particular, for the application of this technology to the discovery of a novel class of potent cyclophilin inhibitors with potential application in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
The Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Award is run biennially by the Royal Society of Chemistry Biological and Medicinal Chemicals Sector in conjunction with the Capps Green Zomaya Trust, and it recognises work in medicinal or computational medicinal chemistry. Julien will receive a medal, certificate, and cheque at the 31st Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England in April 2020. In addition, he will deliver a Capps Green Zomaya Memorial Talk at the 32nd Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England to be held in 2021.