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Gunnar von Heijne to Receive 2020 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Gunnar von Heijne, PhD, Director of the SciLifeLab National Cryo-EM Facility, Stockholm University, Sweden has been named the recipient of the Society’s 2020 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award. Von Heijne will be honored at the Society’s 64th Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in California, February 15-19, 2020.

Von Heijne is being recognized for his profound contributions in creating important theoretical and experimental tools towards advancing our understanding of both principles and mechanisms of membrane protein biosynthesis. Funded by Anatrace, Inc., this award recognizes an outstanding investigator who has made a significant contribution to the field of membrane protein research.

“We are pleased to recognize these outstanding contributions to our understanding of membrane proteins,” said BPS President Dave Piston, Washington University in St. Louis. “Gunnar’s creation of new experimental tools and the theory needed to analyze the resulting data has significantly advanced our understanding of membrane protein biosynthesis. His work has influenced researchers across the globe, and we are excited to highlight his impact in this field.”

The Anatrace Membrane Protein Award, supported by Anatrace Inc., was established to recognize an outstanding investigator who has made a significant contribution to the field of membrane protein research. The award is designed to promote membrane protein studies and recognize excellence in the field.



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