News Release

Julia Mahamid to receive 2024 Michael and Kate Bárány Award

Grant and Award Announcement

Biophysical Society

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Julia Mahamid, PhD, of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, will receive the 2024 Michael and Kate Bárány Award. Mahamid will be honored at the Society’s 68th Annual Meeting, being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from February 10-14, 2024.

Mahamid is being recognized for her profound contributions, both technical and biological, to the field of cryo-electron tomography. “The Biophysical Society is committed to creating opportunities for researchers to advance their scientific careers,” said BPS President Taekjip Ha of Harvard Medical School. “Julia is set to be a leader in the emerging field of in-situ structural biology. She will no doubt continue to thrive and lead a new generation alongside her. We are excited to follow her career and achievements in future.”

About the Award – The Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators recognizes an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor at the time of nomination. In recognition of the endowment gift from Michael and Kate Bárány, the award was renamed in 1998.


The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific society established to lead an innovative global community working at the interface of the physical and life sciences, across all levels of complexity, and to foster the dissemination of that knowledge. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its Annual Meeting, publications, and outreach activities. Its 7,500 members are located throughout the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

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