The Christian B. Anfinsen Award
Established in 1996 and named for Nobel laureate Christain Boehmer Anfinsen, whose research on the structure and function of enzyme proteins contributed to the general acceptance of the “thermodynamic hypothesis”, The Christian B. Anfinsen Award recognizes significant technical achievements in the field of protein science.
The Christian B. Anfinsen Award, sponsored by The Protein Society, recognizes significant technical achievements in the field of protein science. Dr. Tom Alber (University of California Berkeley) is the 2013 recipient for his foundational studies yielding an understanding of the structure/function relationship of proteins. These studies include recognition of HNF 1a/DcoH and TRAF2/CD40, Ser/Thr/Tyr protein phosphorylation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and methods to identify alternative rotamers from standard electron density maps. His work uncovered a polymorphism of conformation to find minor populations that are essential for catalysis of proline isomerase.
History of The Christian B. Anfinsen Award
Past recipients of the Christian B. Anfinsen Award include: Barry Honig (2012) D. Wayne Bolen (2011), Yoshinori Fujiyoshi (2010), Wayne Hubbell (2009), Carol Robinson(2008), Carl Frieden (2007), John R. Yates, III (2006), Matthias Mann (2005), Meir Wilchek (2004), Ada Yonath (2003), Roger Tsien (2002), Martin Karplus (2001), Stephen Benkovic (2000), Alan Fersht (1999), James Wells (1998), Wayne Hendrickson (1997), and Donald Hunt (1996).
The Protein Society is pleased to announce the opening of the nominations period for our prestigious Protein Society Awards. Presented annually to distinguished scientists, the Awards recognize excellence and outstanding achievements in the multidisciplinary fields of protein science, and honor distinguished contributions in the areas of leadership, education, or service.
The 2014 awards will be presented at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society in San Diego, California.