It's an international dream

Dutch chemist Evan Spruijt, who works at the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, in France, has received The Dream Chemistry Award (DCA) from Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw having been nominated by Wilhelm Huck from the Radboud University Nijmegen, in The Netherlands. The prize recognises his visionary research project involving the creation of microdroplets of water that might be programmed to grow and divide autonomously under suitable physical and chemical conditions and thus act as a model of some important characteristics of living cells.