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The Best Scientists ūüßĶ

I have heard a lot about the Best Scientists ūüßĎ‚ÄćūüĒ¨

Maybe the best scientists…
make impactful discoveries,
publish in gilded journals,
garner millions in funding,
with lots of indirects.
And prizes, all the prizesūüŹÜ

And everybody respects them.

OR…

Out in @angew_chem our paper about the rational design of ionophores, the small molecules that can transport metal ions into cells. Ionophores have widespread applications but remain underdeveloped.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/anie.202201698

Standing at the spot @Penn where Drs. Kati Kariko (@kkariko) & Drew Weissman (@Weissmanlab) first met. This spot had a photocopying machine where ‚Äúthey struck up their first conversations‚ÄĚ ~25 years ago that would eventually lead to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

Ukraine is a global leader in the production of molecules used to fine-tune the design of new drugs. Russia’s attacks have put the industry and its scientists at risk. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraines-world-class-drug-molecule-industry-imperiled-by-russia-invasion-11647784800

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