The Protein Society Announces the Inaugural Selection of Two Protein Science "Best Paper" Speakers

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The Protein Society is supporting early career researchers with two new awards.

The Protein Society, the leading international society devoted to furthering protein research and the publishers of the journal Protein Science, announce the first annual selection of two junior investigators to give talks at The 27th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (July 20-23, 2013, Boston, MA, USA). The selected junior investigators, and the outstanding contributions for which they are being recognized are:

Youngil Chang
PharmD Candidate
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Previous: Chiwook Park Lab at Purdue University

Chang Y, Schlebach JP, VerHeul RA, Park CW (2012) Simplified proteomics approach to discover protein-ligand interactions. Protein Sci 21:1280-1287.

Liam Longo
Doctoral Candidate
Blaber Lab at Florida State University

Longo L, Lee J, Blaber M (2012) Experimental support for the foldability-function tradeoff hypothesis: Segregation of the folding nucleus and functional regions in fibroblast growth factor-1. Protein Sci 21:1911-1920.

As a 2013 Protein Science ‘Best Paper’ winner, Chang will be give a talk at the 27th Annual Symposium on Sunday, July 21st, during an afternoon session entitled Protein Interactions in The Cellular Milieu. The subject of his talk will revolve around the work done in conjunction with the selected article.

As a 2013 Protein Science ‘Best Paper’ winner, Longo will give a talk at the 27th Annual Symposium on Monday, July 22nd, during a morning session entitled Protein Folding. 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.

About The Protein Society
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.

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