Abeles and Jencks Award for the Chemistry of Biological Processes

PURPOSE To acknowledge and encourage outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of biological processes, with particular emphasis on structure, function, and mechanism. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry (DBC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). NATURE The award consists of a $6,000 honorarium and a medal.┬áThe award is presented… Read More


Bristol Myers Squibb Award in Enzyme Chemistry

New for 2023! The Bristol Myers Squibb Award in Enzyme Chemistry aims to recognize a prominent scientist whose research accomplishments in biochemistry or chemical biology are unusually significant and far-reaching. We are seeking nominations from individuals whose discoveries are, or will be, translational in nature, impacting the biotechnology industry and over the longer term, human health. There are no age or career stage criteria associated with this award. Nominations are encouraged for individuals in industry, academia, or any other career track involving independent research. Read More


Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry

Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding research in biological chemistry of unusual merit and independence of thought and originality. No more than 10 years shall have passed since the nominee completed his/her last period of postdoctoral training by April 1, 2024 and he/she shall be actively engaged in the line of research for which the award… Read More


Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

This award has been terminated. The Division of Biological Chemistry wishes to thank Pfizer Inc. for their gracious support of this award over the last 75 years, an event celebrated at the Spring ACS 2022 National Meeting with presentations by Paul Schimmel (1978 awardee), Tom Cech (1985), Ron Raines (1998), Ruma Banerjee (2001) and Kate… Read More