Abeles and Jencks Award for the Chemistry of Biological Processes

The Abeles and Jencks Award for the Chemistry of Biological Processes acknowledges and encourages outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of biological processes, with particular emphasis on structure, function, and mechanism.

Karen Allen

Professor Department of Chemistry, Boston University Read More


ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

The ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry recognize outstanding young investigators in the infectious diseases field who are within ten years of their last training experience or at the Assistant Professor level. We are excited to announce the 2022 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awardees. Each will be giving an oral presentation at the Fall 2022 ACS National meeting being held in Chicago on Sunday, August 21.

Tania Lupoli

Tania Lupoli is an assistant professor of chemistry at New York University in New York City. “Dr. Lupoli was selected because of her impressive research program applying chemical biology tools to study infectious diseases,” says ACS Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief Courtney C. Aldrich. “Specifically, the committee was impressed by her research to understand the role of… Read More


Laura Sanchez

Laura Sanchez is an associate professor, chemistry and biochemistry, at University of California, Santa Cruz. “Dr. Sanchez was chosen based on her outstanding research program applying cutting-edge mass spectrometry techniques, including imaging mass spectrometry, to study pathogens in vitro and in host tissues,” says ACS Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief Courtney C. Aldrich. “Her work to understand… Read More


John Whitney

John Whitney is the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Microbiology and the Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. “Dr. Whitney was selected for his pioneering work on bacterial secretion systems (type VI and VII) in gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, says ACS Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief Courtney C.… Read More


Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry

The Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry was established in 1934. Consisting of a bronze medal and honorarium, its purpose is to stimulate fundamental research in biological chemistry by scientists not over thirty-eight years of age. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

Professor Polly Fordyce

Stanford University
For outstanding research in biological chemistry of unusual merit and independence of thought and originality. Read More

 

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Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

The Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry 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 Carroll (2013). Click here for a complete list of awardees.

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Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship

The Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship was established in 2009 in order to honor significant contributions to the field of biochemistry.

Professor Patrick Sexton

Monash University
For outstanding contributions in scientific research at the interface of chemistry and biology, particularly in the realm of biochemistry, biological chemistry and molecular biology. Read More

 

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Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Scholar Award

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry.

Dr. Candice Crilly

University of California, Santa Barbara
To honor the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Read More

 

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The ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

The objective of the annual lectureship is to honor the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology.

Professor Suzanne Walker

Harvard University
For contributions that have had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology. Read More

 

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The Biopolymers Murray Goodman Memorial Prize

An award recognizing outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics, or chemical biology.

Professor Eric Kool

Stanford University
For outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics, and/or chemical biology. Read More