The Hans Neurath Award

Hans Neurath
1909 – 2002

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.

Reflective of his prolific contributions to the understanding of the physical chemistry of proteins, 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.

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The Hans Neurath Award, sponsored by The Neurath Foundation, recognizes individuals who have made a recent contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein science. In 2014 the Hans Neurath Awardee is Dr. James H. Hurley (University of California, Berkeley) for his ground-breaking contributions to structural membrane biology and membrane trafficking. Throughout his career, Dr. Hurley has produced fundamental insights about proteins that function at the membrane-solvent interface, including how signaling molecules interface with and are regulated by lipids, mechanisms of vesicle formation by ESCRT machinery, and, most recently, the regulation of clathrin coated vesicle formation and the initiation of autophagy.

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History of The Hans Neurath Award

Past recipients of the The Hans Neurath Award include: Jennifer Doudna (2013), Chuck Sanders (2013), 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).

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2015 nominations will be accepted starting in May, 2014.

The 2014 awards will be presented at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society in San Diego, California (July 27-30, 2014).