The Protein Society Announces the Selection of Two Protein Science ‘Best Paper’ Speakers

The Protein Society, the leading international society devoted to furthering protein research, and the publishers of the journal Protein Science announce the second annual selection of two junior investigators to give talks at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (July 27-30, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA). The selected junior investigators are Mark Jonathan Landau and Brian P. Ziemba.

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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

The Protein Society, the leading international society devoted to furthering protein research and the publishers of the journal Protein Science, announce the second annual selection of two junior investigators to give talks at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (July 27-30, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA). The selected junior investigators, and the outstanding contributions for which they are being recognized, are:

Mark Jonathan Landau
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Anderson Lab at Yale School of Medicine    

Mark J. Landau, Hitesh Sharma, Karen S. Anderson (2013) Selective peptide inhibitors of bifunctional thymidylate synthase-dihydrofolate reductase from Toxoplasma gondii provide insights into domain-domain communication and allosteric regulation. Protein Sci. 22:1161-1173.

Brian P. Ziemba
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Falke Lab at University of Colorado Boulder    

Brian P. Ziemba, Emma J. Murphy, Hanna T. Edlin, David N.M. Jones (2013) A novel mechanism of ligand binding and release in the odorant binding protein 20 from the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Protein Sci. 22:11-21.

As a 2014 Protein Science ‘Best Paper’ winner, Landau will give a talk at the 28th Annual Symposium. The subject of his talk will revolve around the work done in conjunction with the selected article.

As a 2014 Protein Science ‘Best Paper’ winner, Ziemba will give a talk at the 28th Annual Symposium. The subject of his talk will revolve around the work done in conjunction with the selected article.

Publishing in Protein Science - Protein Science, edited by Brian W. Matthews, is a major forum for the dissemination and discussion of leading-edge protein research. All submitted manuscripts will be considered for ‘Best Paper’ speaking slots at The Protein Society Symposium taking place the following year. These awards are intended to honor the exemplary work of first authors or other early-career contributors to the selected articles and represent a continuance of The Protein Society’s longstanding commitment to support the professional development of the next generation of protein scientists.

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The Protein Society is the leading international Society devoted to furthering research and development in protein science. Founded in 1986, the purpose of the Society is to provide international forums to facilitate communication, cooperation and collaboration with regard to all aspects of the study of proteins. In support of these goals, the Society publishes Protein Science, the premier journal in the field, hosts an annual international symposium, and facilitates the education of early-career protein scientists across all lines of discipline. The Protein Society members represent a wide spectrum of academic, industry, governmental, and non-profit institutions from more than 50 countries around the world. Media inquiries can be directed to Jody McGinness, Managing Director at (443) 543-5452.