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3-Sep-2010

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Biophysical Society

Biophysical Society announces 2011 society fellows

The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2011 Society Fellows. Fellows are chosen based on their demonstrated excellence in science, contributions to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and support of the Biophysical Society. The Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting on Monday March 7, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The Fellows are:

Valerie Daggett, University of Washington, for her technical innovations and improvements in the field of molecular dynamic simulation;

Donald M. Engelman, Yale University, for his substantial and highly influential contributions to the field of membrane structure and the interactions of lipid bilayers with proteins;

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH, for her groundbreaking advances in optical highlighter fluorescent protein technology and impact on the field of superresolution microscopy;

Ruth Nussinov, NIH, for her extraordinary contributions to advances in computational biology on both nucleic acids and proteins;

Lynne J. Regan, Yale University for her pioneering research in protein assembly, recognition, and design; and

Anthony Watts, University of Oxford, for his significant contributions to the understanding of membrane structure and dynamics involving lipids, proteins, and ligands.

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The Biophysical Society, founded in 1956, is a professional, scientific society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its 9500 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry. For more information on these awards, the society, or the 2011 Annual Meeting, visit www.biophysics.org.



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