Edmonton – CEO & Founder of 48Hour Discovery Dr. Ratmir Derda was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Science Commercialization Fellowship by the Associate Dean of Research from the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Derda has over 20 years of research experience, along with scientific and leadership roles in molecular discovery. Before founding 48Hour Discovery, he is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. Experienced in initiating and leading major collaboration programs, Dr. Derda is the author of over 45 peer-reviewed publications and the inventor on 10 patent applications. He also sits on the advisory board of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry journal. Dr. Derda completed his BSc at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then completed post-doctoral research in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.
The award ceremony will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the University of Alberta during the Celebration of Excellence event that recognizes outstanding researchers in the Faculty of Science.