Leiden chemist Roxanne Kieltyka is part of the 2018 Talented 12 list of the American Chemical Society. That was announced by the journal Chemical & Engineering News on 19 August.
‘Twelve global stars’
With the election, Kieltyka belongs to a group of ‘young global stars in the chemical sciences that are working to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems’. The laureates were chosen from more than 350 nominees. They were honoured at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.
Canadian-born Roxanne Kieltyka is assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC). She designs, synthesises and tests supramolecular scaffold materials on which bio-tissues can grow in the lab. Her goal is to to synthetically replicate cell-specific microenvironments to instruct cellular behaviour in development and disease.