The Protein Science Young Investigator Award

Protein Science - Edited by Brian W. Matthews

Edited by Brian W. Matthews

The Protein Science Young Investigator Award recognizes a scientist in the first 8 years of an independent career who has made an important contribution to the study of proteins.*

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The Protein Science Young Investigator Award, named for the academic journal of the Society, recognizes an important contribution to the study of proteins by a scientist still in the early stages of an independent career. The 2014 awardee is Dr. M. Madan Babu (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK). Dr. Babu is being recognized for his contributions to our understanding of the principles of regulation in biological systems – especially in the fields of intrinsically disordered proteins and gene regulation. He was appointed in 2006 as one of the youngest independent group leaders in the Structural Studies division at the LMB. Dr. Babu employs an interdisciplinary approach, combining computational and experimental methods to investigate regulatory processes at multiple scales of complexity (ranging from the molecular to the genome level) across a wide range of model organisms.

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Award History (formerly known as The Irving Sigal Young Invesitgator Award)

Past recipients of the award include: Feng Shao (2013), Mei Hong & Tarun M. Kapoor (2012), Shu-ou Shan (2011), Charalampos Kalodimos (2010), Virginia Cornish (2009), Jamie Doudna Cate (2008), Benjamin Cravatt (2007), Vijay Pande (2006), Thomas Muir (2005), Erin O’Shea and Jonathan Weissman (2004), Yigong Shi (2003), Carolyn Bertozzi (2002), Kevan Shokat (2001), David Baker (2000), Jeffery Kelly (1999), Nikola Pavletich (1998), John Kuriyan (1997), Michael Summers (1996), Stuart Schreiber (1995), Peter Kim (1994), Ad Bax and Marius Clore (1993), Peter Schultz (1992), Carl Pabo (1991), Rachel Klevit (1990), and William DeGrado (1989).

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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).

Nominating candidates for Protein Society Awards is a benefit available only to current Society members.  Renew or join today.

*With allowances for familial leave or other exigent circumstance.