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

PURPOSE The purpose of the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry is to stimulate fundamental research in biological chemistry by scientists within 10 years of their last postdoctoral training. NATURE The winner of the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry will be given presented with a bronze medal and honorarium. ESTABLISHMENT The Eli Lilly 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