The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, 1910-1994

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was a founder of protein crystallography as well as a Nobel laureate. 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.

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2015 Hodgkin Award winner Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley / HHMI

2015 Hodgkin Award winner Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley / HHMI

The 2015 The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award recipient is Dr. Eva Nogales (University of California, Berkeley/HHMI). Dr. Nogales has played a central role in the development and implementation of electron crystallography and single particle electron microscopy reconstruction, as well as innovative sample preparative methods, which have contributed to the stunning trajectory of EM methods as a primary tool in structural biology.  Her work has provided, among other accomplishments, the solution of the structure of the tubulin and  its physiological polymer, the microtubule, the first complete subunit architecture of the proteosome, and the structure of the human transcription pre-initiation complex.  Her elucidation of the supermolecular architecture of cellular structures and large multiprotein complexes has provided the kind of high impact molecular-level insights connected to biological function that well-befit the memory of the revered namesake of this award.

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History of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award

Previous recipients of The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award recipients include: Judith Frydman (2014), Christopher Hill & Cynthia Wolberger (2013), Mark A. Lemmon (2012), Brenda Schulman & Wei Yang (2011), Lila Gierasch (2010), Janet Thornton (2009), Douglas Rees (2008), & Leemor Joshua-Tor (2007).

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Nominations

2016 nominations will be accepted starting in May, 2015.

The 2015 awards will be presented at the 29th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society in Barcelona, Spain (July 22-25, 2015).

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