The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is a global federation of National Adhering Organizations. Its mission is to promote the development of the chemical sciences, with a particular focus on the establishment of nomenclature and terminology standards. In this article, we will discuss the IUPAC and its recent award to Jyotirmayee Mohanty, the first woman in India to receive the IUPAC award.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
The IUPAC is a non-governmental organization that was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote the development of the chemical sciences, with a focus on the establishment of nomenclature and terminology standards. The organization’s primary goal is to advance chemistry worldwide, to communicate the essential role of chemistry to the public, and to provide a forum for international cooperation in all branches of the chemical sciences.
The IUPAC has a membership of over 50 National Adhering Organizations, representing countries from around the world. The organization is a member of the International Science Council and is based in ZÃ¼rich, Switzerland.
IUPAC’s Award to Jyotirmayee Mohanty
Jyotirmayee Mohanty, a scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, recently became the first woman in India to receive the IUPAC award. She received the IUPAC 2023 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering award in recognition of her works in the field of chemistry.
Mohanty is a senior scientist at the Radiochemistry Division of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai. She is known for her contributions to the development of radiopharmaceuticals for medical imaging and therapy, including the development of radioisotope-based imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals for cancer therapy.
Mohanty’s work has contributed significantly to the field of nuclear medicine and has the potential to improve patient outcomes for various medical conditions. Her research has focused on the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals, which can help detect and treat diseases at an early stage, including cancer.
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