To recognize outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry.
The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.
The award was established on March 24, 2001, at a symposium held at Columbia University in honor of Ronald Breslow’s 70th birthday by his friends, former students, and associates.
RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
Faculty, industry members, and chemistry professionals are eligible for this award. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background for outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry. Special consideration will be given to individuals who are scientifically active.
The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.
Deadline: The deadline for award nominations is November 1 of the year preceding the award year. The next deadline is November 1, 2023 for the 2024 award.
Laura L. Kiessling
Novartis Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Kiessling Group uses chemical biology to elucidate the biological roles of carbohydrates, with a focus on learning new mechanistic concepts. Learn more.
- 2022: M. Reza Ghadiri, The Scripps Research Institute
- 2021: Jonathan L. Sessler, The University of Texas at Austin
- 2020: Donald Hilvert, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
- 2019: David A. Tirrell, Caltech
- 2018: David R. Liu, Broad Institute/Harvard University
- 2017: Benjamin G. Davis, University of Oxford
- 2016: Tom W. Muir, Princeton University
- 2015: Eric T. Kool, Stanford University
- 2014: Samuel H. Gellman, University of Madison-Wisconsin
- 2013: Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University
- 2012: Alanna Schepartz, University of California, Berkley
- 2011: Kevan M. Shokat, University of California, San Francisco
- 2010: Stephen J. Lippard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2009: James P. Collman, Stanford University
- 2008: Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
- 2007: Francois Diederich, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
- 2006: Barbara Imperiali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2005: Peter B. Dervan, Caltech
- 2004: Julius Rebek, Jr., The Scripps Research Institute
- 2003: Jacqueline K. Barton, Caltech
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