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Biophysical Society

Biophysical Society names 2013 Distinguished Service, Emily M. Gray, and Founders awardees

The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, the Emily M. Gray Award, and the Founders Award. These Society members will be honored at the National Lecture on Monday, February 4, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Emily M. Gray Awardee will also give a presentation at the Undergraduate Student Symposium on Sunday, February 3, 2013. The recipients are:

Klaus Schulten, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, will receive the Distinguished Service Award for laying the groundwork for the realistic molecular dynamic simulations of biological macromolecules on time scales that match the physiological realm, and for making the methods and software openly available.

Louis De Felice, Virginia Commonwealth University, will receive the Emily M. Gray Award for his enduring and multifaceted efforts to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics through outreach and education.

Peter von Hippel, University of Oregon, will receive the Founders Award for establishing the principles which underlie the quantitative study of all protein-nucleic acid interactions.

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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 9000 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 2013 Annual Meeting, visit www.biophysics.org.



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