Title: Asymmetric Catalysis with Peptides
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Helma Wennemers is an organic chemist whose research concentrates on asymmetric catalysis, chemical biology, and supramolecular chemistry. Helma received her Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, New York, with Prof. W. Clark Still (1996) and was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto at Nagoya University (1997–1998). She joined Basel University as the Bachem-endowed Assistant Professor in 1999 where she was promoted to Associate Professor. In the fall of 2011, Helma moved to ETH Zurich, where she is a Professor of Organic Chemistry.

Her research has been recognized by numerous named lectureships and awards, including the Leonidas Zervas Award from the European Peptide Society (2010), the Inhoffen Medal from the Helmholtz Center (2017), the Pedler Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016), the Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry (2019), the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society (2021), the Ernesto Scoffone Award from the Italian Peptide Society (2022), and the Vincent du Vigneaud Award from the American Peptide Society (2023).