The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Section, will award the 11th annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal to Dr. Andrew Taggi at a luncheon in his honor on Innovation Day 2014. The luncheon will be held on Sept. 16 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) headquarters in Philadelphia and is a joint event hosted by SCI and CHF, which gathers more than 150 researchers from industrial laboratories to discuss current trends and issues in chemical research. SCI established the Gordon E. Moore Medal to recognize early-career success in innovation, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to quality of life.
Dr. Taggi is a senior research associate at DuPont Crop Protection’s Stine-Haskell Research Center. He is an expert in the discovery of novel bioactive molecules for use as plant disease control agents, according to SCI. For the past five years, Dr. Taggi was the principal chemist and project team leader for a program that discovered and optimized a new broad spectrum cereal, fruit, and vegetable fungicide, which has a new mode of action. Utilizing his knowledge of synthetic chemistry and protein/small molecule interactions, Dr. Taggi incorporated information from field efficacy, toxicology, and environmental fate studies to design and prepare new molecules with greatly improved safety and biological activity.
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