Prof. Raymond Dwek, CBE, FRS, FRCP, FRSB, FRSC is the founder and director of the Glycobiology Institute at the University of Oxford.
He was awarded a CBE in the Diplomatic Services and Overseas New Year 2013 Honours list in recognition of his services to British-Israeli scientific collaboration. He has also been awarded the Romanian Order of Merit.
Research in glycobiology has made major contributions to understanding concepts in protein folding, immunology and virology, laying the foundations for applying glycobiology to the development of novel strategies for antiviral therapeutics and vaccines.
Dwek is a cherished and steadfast friend, who has made unstinting efforts to promote scientific collaborations between the United Kingdom and Israel and is an invaluable partner, as Special Advisor on Biotechnology to Ben-Gurion University, and for his instrumental role in establishing the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and upholding its scientific excellence.scroll