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Travel Awards

Under the strong belief that attendance at our Symposia presents an invaluable opportunity for future protein scientists, TPS is committed to making it possible for young scientists to participate and benefit from our Annual Meeting.

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Hans Neurath was one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century and a man considered one of the founding fathers of modern protein science.

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1909, he attended the University of Vienna. Hans was an avid mountain climber and skier and a first-class pianist. He will be remembered as the person who contributed the most to the field of serine proteases and zymogen activation and, in collaboration with Bert Vallee, to the field of metallo-protein research.

He was the founding chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. After his administrative retirement as department chairman, he became Associate Director of Research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and then, after reaching emeritus status at the University of Washington, he became director of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. He returned to the University of Washington 2 years later.

Hans was the founding editor of Biochemistry, one of the most prestigious journals in the field and the flagship of some 20 journals published by the American Chemical Society. In 1992, at age 81, he founded Protein Science, the premier journal of The Protein Society, and he served as its Editor-in-Chief until 1998. Furthermore, he edited the most comprehensive treatise on proteins, The Proteins.

Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Travel Award

The HNOPTA award applications are now closed.

Sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, with the winner selected by the President of The Protein Society, this award recognizes exceptional research results of early-career scientists with outstanding promise and provides them with the opportunity to present their research at the Annual Symposium. 

Finn Wold and Protein Science Travel Awards

The Finn Wold and Protein Science Travel Award applications are now closed.

The Finn Wold Travel award is sponsored by The Protein Society in honor of Dr. Wold.  The Protein Science Travel Award is sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell. Award selections are made by the Education Committee. Winners receive up to $800 in reimbursed travel costs for international attendees (outside of Canada and USA) and up to $400 in reimbursed travel costs for domestic (Canada and USA) attendees.