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Philadelphia scientists to be honored with the John Scott Award
Date:10/20/2011

October 20, 2011 -Philadelphia, Pa Two internationally recognized scientists with strong Philadelphia ties are to receive the John Scott Award this year. The award ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011 in the Ashhurst Room of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, located at 19 South 22nd Street.

The John Scott Award award is named after a Scottish chemist and philanthropist who had a love of Philadelphia and deep admiration for Ben Franklin. It is given to the "most deserving" men and women whose inventions have contributed in some outstanding way to the "comfort, welfare and happiness" of mankind. Nominations of individuals for the award are made by a committee of Philadelphians to the Board of Directors of City Trusts of the City of Philadelphia.

This year, the John Scott Award goes to Jenny Pickworth Glusker, D.Sc. and David E. Kuhl, MD. Both scientists are credited with scientific discoveries that opened up a whole new way of examining cellular metabolism in the human body. Each recipient's research led to their two separate, dramatic scientific breakthroughs of the late 20th century.

Dr. Glusker contributed to the discovery of the chemical formula for Vitamin B12. This important milestone in chemistry unlocked the shape of this largest molecule at the time, and, ultimately, the clues to how it works. Today, B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods and human cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also commonly found in the elderly. "I just did what chemists love to do find out how and why things work," said Jenny Glusker, D. Sc. Her career began in her native England where she studied and worked at University of Oxford. She then went on to work at the California Institute of Technology before landing in Philadelphia at Fox Chase Cancer Center where she has since spent the last 50 years. Her work in cancer research has included the determination of the structure
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Contact: Diana Quattrone
Diana.Quattrone@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

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