The Hans Neurath Award
Hans Neurath played an integral role in the early life of the Society, as a founding member and later -at age 81- as founding editor of Protein Science. His contributions to the early success of the Society were surpassed only by his larger contributions to the field of biochemistry and our early understanding of proteins.
In honor of his legacy, The Hans Neurath Award, sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, seeks to honor individuals who have made a recent contribution of exceptional merit to basic protein research, including -but not restricted to- the chemistry, design, folding, structure, or biological function of proteins.
The Hans Neurath Award, sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, recognizes individuals who have made a recent contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein science. In 2013, Dr. Jennifer Doudna (University of California Berkeley) and Dr. Chuck Sanders (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) will each be recipients of the Hans Neurath Award. Dr. Doudna has pioneered the study of three dimensional structures of non coding RNA to investigate how ribonucleoprotein complexes regulate protein production, and is a major contributor to an unanticipated explosion in knowledge concerning the functions of RNA molecules in cellular mechanisms, which are an important factor in understanding proteins. Dr. Chuck Sanders is being recognized for the central role he has played in developing the use of bicelles for structural study of membrane proteins, as well as for his hallmark achievements of determining the structure of diacylglycerol kinase and, more recently, the structure of the transmembrane C terminal domain of amyloid precursor protein.
History of The Hans Neurath Award
Past recipients of the The Hans Neurath Award include: Charles L. Brooks, III (2012) Johannes Buchner (2011), Wendell Lim (2010), William Eaton (2009), Robert Stroud (2008), Robert Sauer (2007), Christopher Dobson (2006), Roderick MacKinnon (2005), Carlos Bustamante (2004), James Wells (2003), Ad Bax (2002), Arthur Horwich (2001), Janet Thornton (2000), Peter Kim (1999), and Ken Dill (1998).
The Protein Society will open the nominations period for our prestigious Protein Society Awards in the Spring of 2013. 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.