BALTIMORE, MD The Protein Society, the only international society devoted to furthering research aimed at the understanding proteins, announces the winners of The 2014 Protein Society Awards. The awards will be conferred at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (July 27-30, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA). Plenary talks from each recipient are scheduled throughout the 3.5 day event.
The Carl Brndn Award, sponsored by Rigaku Corporation, is given to an outstanding protein scientist who has also made exceptional contributions in the areas of education and/or service to the science. The 2014 recipient of this award is Dr. Stephen H. White (University of California, Irvine) in recognition of his many contributions to the field of membrane protein folding, his long service to the protein science community, and his skills as an educator of graduate students and postdocs in particular. His research has provided much fundamental insight into the thermodynamics of folding in and on the membrane. Dr. White has made major contributions to multiple scientific societies, including The Protein Society, and --among other service activities-- maintains the widely-utilized Membrane Proteins of Known 3D Structure website.
The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award, sponsored by Genentech, is granted in recognition of exceptional contributions in protein science which profoundly influence our understanding of biology. The 2014 award will be presented to Dr. Judith Frydman (Stanford University) for exceptional contributions to our understanding of protein folding in eukaryotic cells. Dr. Frydman uses creative combinations of biochemical, genetic, biophysical, and computational analysis to dissect the mechanisms by which cells manage misfolded proteins, with a particular focus on the group II cytosolic chaperonin TRiC.
The Hans Neurath Award, sponsored by The Neurath Foundation, recognizes individuals who have made a recent contribution
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