Winter named Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
In recognition of her significant contributions to publishing in the chemical sciences, Professor Jessica Winter has been Invited to become a Fellow of the internationally-renowned Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community and an influential champion for the chemical sciences. Its mission is to advance excellence and promote the development, practice and application of the chemical sciences across the world in a broad range of disciplines. It was founded in 1841 and now has over 50,000 members.
Winter, an established leader in nanobiotechnology, has served as an associate editor of RSC's Journal of Materials Chemistry B for several years.
Winter's primary research interest is the exploration of the relationship between nanoparticles and biological elements. In August 2020 she was honored with the prestigious Jacobus van 't Hoff Lectureship at the University of Delft, Netherlands, where she gave a talk entitled "Encapsulating Hydrophobic Cargoes in Micelles via Scalable Nanomanufacturing Approaches."
Her experience with scalable nanomanufacturing has grown as a result of her Quantum Dot imaging innovation, a high-caliber magnetic fluorescent nanoparticle which shines in different colors to tag molecules in biomedical tests such as cancer detection. After finding evidence that the refined particle could help researchers to significantly reduce costs, increase the efficiency of their research, better identify and understand disease progression, and improve patient outcomes, she founded a start-up company, Core Quantum Technologies, LLC, which is working towards providing the substantially-improved quantum dot and magnetic dot products to the research biotechnology market.
The van ‘t Hoff Lectures, delivered by distinguished international speakers, are named after Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff, the first Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (1901) who obtained a degree of chemical technologist from Delft University of Technology in 1871.