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Shimon Weiss to Receive the 2022 Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Shimon Weiss, ScD, a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, will receive the 2022 Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics. Weiss will be honored at the Society’s 66th Annual Meeting, being held in San Francisco, California from February 19-23, 2022.

The Kinosita Award, founded in 2016, recognizes outstanding researchers for their exceptional contributions in advancing the field of single-molecule biophysics. Weiss is being recognized for his pioneering work in measuring and understanding orientations, rotations, and dynamics of motor proteins by developing and using single-molecule imaging approaches.

“This award honors the legacy of Professor Kazuhiko Kinosita, whose cross-disciplinary approaches, single-molecule studies, and especially his spirit of curiosity, have inspired generations of biophysicists” said BPS President Frances Separovic, University of Melbourne, Australia. “Shimon is being recognized for his path-breaking contributions to the field of single-molecule florescence detection biophysics. Shimon’s work stands out due to his experimental creativity and the breadth and depth of his studies. We are excited to celebrate this work and its importance in this field.”

About the Award – The Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics recognizes outstanding researchers for their exceptional contributions in advancing the field of single-molecule biophysics. This award honors the life and work of Professor Kazuhiko Kinosita, Jr., who helped to establish the field. The award is intended to encourage investigators, to promote further developments in single-molecule biophysics, to advance the type of cross-disciplinary research that is characteristic of this field, and to elevate an appreciation of single-molecule studies among scientists in general.



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