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Divisional Awards

2015 BIOT Award Nomination deadline - August 1, 2014

Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology

W.H. Peterson Award for Best Student Presentations

David Perlman Memorial Lectureship

Industrial Biotechnology Award

James M. Van Lanen Distinguished Service Award

Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products

BIOT Young Investigator Award

Student Travel Subsidy

 

 


The Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology

The Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology, to recognize outstanding research contributions to microbial and biochemical technology.

The Award is presented by the Division of Biochemical Technology at the Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society. The recipient's travel expenses to the meeting are provided. An address by the recipient on his/her research is part of the Award Ceremony. The Award was established in 1978 and is currently sponsored by Pfizer.

Recipients of the Johnson Award have been:

  • D. Perlman
  • S.N. Cohen
  • E.T. Reese
  • M. Mandels
  • D.I.C. Wang
  • R.A. Messing
  • M.L. Shuler
  • G.T. Tsao
  • H.R. Bungay
  • J.E. Bailey
  • A.M. Klibanov
  • T.K. Kirk
  • E. Gaden, Jr.
  • H.W. Blanch
  • A.E. Humphrey
  • A. Demain
  • E. T. Papoutsakis
  • M. Moo-Young
  • J. Schultz
  • G. Stephanopoulos
  • M.Ladisch
  • G. Georgiou
  • R. Kelly
  • W.-S. Hu
  • D. S. Clark
  • J. Dordick
  • B. Buckland
  • James Liao
  • Bernard Palsson
  • Abraham Lenhoff
  • Sang Yup Lee
  • Jay Keasling
  • Bill Bentley

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The James M. Van Lanen Distinguished Service Award

The James M. Van Lanen Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the BIOT Division. Recent recipients include:

  • Charles L. Cooney (1985)
  • William E. Brown (1986)
  • Sheldon Bernstein (1987)
  • Robert Steel (1988)
  • Michael Ladisch (1990)
  • Sharon Shoemaker (1991)
  • Arindam Bose (1992)
  • James Swartz (1993)
  • Ronald J. Huss (1994)
  • Michael Flickinger (1995)
  • Fred Heineken (1996)
  • Jonathan Woodward (1997)
  • Eliana DeBernardez Clark (1998)
  • Govind Rao (2000)
  • Richard Willson (2001)
  • Michael Betenbaugh (2002)
  • Kent Goklen (2003)
  • Jacqueline Shanks (2004)
  • Erik Fernandez (2005)
  • Sam Guhan (2006)
  • Eleftherios T. Papoutsakis (2007)
  • Jonathan Coffman (2008)
  • Mark Marten (2009)
  • Weichang Zhou (2010)
  • Sadettin Ozturk (2011)
  • Anne Robinson (2012)
  • Claire Komives (2013)
  • Hari Pujar (2014)

Deadlines: The deadline for submitting nominations for the Van Lanen Award for the year is August 31 of a given year. Please send nominations to the Chair of BIOT.

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W.H. Peterson Award for Best Student Presentations

The W.H. Peterson Award is granted annually for the best oral presentation by a student and the best poster by a student in Biochemical Technology Division-sponsored sessions at the ACS National Meeting (usually in the Spring). The Awardees receive a cash award as well as a plaque to commemorate the award. Additionally, each of the Awardees will receive up to a $250 catalog credit from Gibco Cell Culture - Invitrogen for their research groups. The Division of Biochemical Technology is pleased to have Gibco Cell Culture - Invitrogen as a continuing financial sponsor of the award.

Students must apply for the award by returning the completed the Peterson Award Application Form to the award coordinators. Advisors, please encourage your students to apply for the award.

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The David Perlman Memorial Lectureship

The David Perlman Memorial Lectureship, which honors the many contributions of the late Professor Perlman. The Perlman Lecture is sponsored by Genzyme.

Recent lecturers include:

  • J. Bryan Jones (1985)
  • George T. Tsao (1986)
  • David Hopwood (1988)
  • Arthur E. Humphrey (1989)
  • Daniel I.C. Wang (1991)
  • Robert Langer (1992)
  • Michael Flickinger (1993)
  • Charles D. Scott (1994)
  • Philip Sharp (1995)
  • Mario Geysen (1996)
  • Flossie Wong-Staal (1997)
  • Douglas Kilburn (1998)
  • Edwin Lightfoot (1999)
  • Craig Venter (2000)
  • Willem "Pim" Stemmer (2001)
  • Leroy Hood (2002)
  • Frances Arnold (2003)
  • William Haseltine (2004)
  • Paul Schimmel (2005)
  • James Wells (2006)
  • Susan Lindquist (2007)
  • R.R. Ruffolo, Jr. (2008)
  • David Bartel (2009)
  • Jonathon Weissman (2010)
  • Roger M. Perlmutter (2011)
  • William Rastetter (2012)
  • George Church (2013)
  • David Baker (2014)

Deadlines: The deadline for submitting nominations for the Perlman Lectureship for the year is August 31 of a given year. Please send nominations to the Chair of BIOT.

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Industrial Biotechnology Award

This award honors distinguished Industrial accomplishments in Biotechnology. Competition for this award opened in 1997, with a kick-off symposium at the Spring meeting. Nominations are now solicited!

Information and Application forms for the Industrial Biotechnology Award

  • Merck for VAQTA Vaccine (1998)
  • Advanced Tissue Sciences and IDEO for Dermagraft (2003)
  • Bayer for Perfusion Technology (2004)
  • Merck for HPV (2006)
  • Genentech Lucentis┬« (2007)
  • Wyeth Platform for Process Development (2008)
  • DuPont/Genencor/Tate&Lyle for 1,3 propanediol process (2009)
  • Cargill (2010)
  • Regeneron (2013)

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Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products

The next award will be in 2015, with an nomination deadline of August 31, 2014. Please check back for pertinent information by June of 2012.

BIOT inaugurated this award in 2006, recognize outstanding research and practice contributions toward the advancement of science and technology for the recovery of biological products. Information and Applications forms are available.

Recipients of the Award have been:

  • Steven Cramer (2006)
  • Maria-Regina Kula (2007)
  • Abraham Lenhoff (2009)
  • Georges Belfort (2011)
  • Michael Hoare (2013)

The next award will be given in 2015

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Young Investigator Award

The Division of Biochemical Technology Young Investigator Award is intended to recognize an outstanding young contributor to the field of biochemical technology and an active participant in the division programs. The award nominations will be judged according to criteria as set forth in the guidelines.

  • David Schaffer (2006)
  • Patrick Daugherty(2007)
  • Huimin Zhao (2008)
  • Ravi Kane (2009)
  • Matthew DeLisa (2010)
  • Yi Tang (2011)
  • Ali Khademhosseini (2012)
  • Eric Shusta (2013)
  • Chetan Goudar (2014)

page updated March 23, 2014

 

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