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George Carman: An introduction to the ASBMB's Lipid Research Division

George Carman (Rutgers University) is a co-director of the Lipid Research Division (LRD) of the ASBMB.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Walter Shaw Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Walter Shaw, president, CEO, and founder of Avanti Polar Lipids, was presented the A.D. Bangham FRS Life Achievement Award for lifetime contribution to liposome research. This prestigious award was presented to Dr. Shaw at the ILS/LRD Liposome Advances Conference held in Athens, Greece September 16-18, 2017. The award is named in honor of Dr. Alec Douglas Bangham, a haematologist and British biophysicist who first studied blood clotting mechanisms but became well known for his research on liposomes and his invention of a clinically useful artificial lung surfactant. Alec Bangham abandoned a career in clinical pathology to become a research scientist with a 60-year career rich in discovery and innovation. He became known as the father of liposomes. Congratulations, Dr. Shaw, on this well-deserved honor.

Previous A.D. Bangham FRS Life Achievement Award winners include: Dr. Demetri Papahadjopoulos, Dr. Gregory Gregoriadis, Dr. Carl Alving, Dr. Chesi Barcholz, Dr. Lee Lesserman, Dr. Leaf Huang, Dr. Frank Szoka, Dr. Pieter Cullis, Dr. Terry Allen, Dr. Vladimir Torchilin, and Dr. Alberto Gabizon.

Remembering H. Alex Brown

The lipid community is very saddened by the passing of H. Alex Brown on July 25 from cancer. Alex was a major contributor to the development of the lipidomics field through his early lipidomics characterization of the multitude of phospholipids and his enthusiastic and extensive participation in the LIPID MAPS initiative. Alex also served the lipid community as a member of the ASBMB Publications Committee and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Lipid Research. We will all miss Alex.

You can find the Vanderbilt University press release here.

Edward A. Dennis
Editor-in-Chief Journal of Lipid Research

 

Congratulations to Dr. Wonhwa Cho!

One of our LRD members, Dr. Wonhwa Cho, Distinguished Professor or Chemical Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will receive the 2018 Biophysical Society Avanti Award in Lipids for his pioneering work in lipid biochemistry. He will officially receive this award at the 2018 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, February 17-21, 2018. Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., established this award for the Biophysical Society to recognize an investigator for outstanding contributions to our understanding of lipid biophysics. Wonhwa is an international leader in lipid biophysics and this award recognizes his pioneering work to develop biophysical approaches to understand the mechanisms of cellular lipid-protein, and lipid-mediated protein-protein interactions. He has developed numerous critical technologies for the in situ quantitative analyses of these processes on single molecule and systems biological levels.

 

Binks Wattenberg on the Lipid Research Division of the ASBMB

Wattenberg (Virginia Commonwealth University) is membership director for the Lipid Research Division (LRD) of the ASBMB.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Lipid Division Award Lectures!

Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research
Gregory A. Fairn
Molecular probes to study the subcellular localization and dynamics of phospholipids and cholesterol
St. Michael's University
 

 

Avanti Award in Lipids
Volker Haucke
Phosphoinositide conversion in the endolysosomal system
Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
 

  

 

 

 

 

 

George Carman: An introduction to the ASBMB's Lipid Research Division

George Carman (Rutgers University) is a co-director of the Lipid Research Division (LRD) of the ASBMB.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Walter Shaw Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Walter Shaw, president, CEO, and founder of Avanti Polar Lipids, was presented the A.D. Bangham FRS Life Achievement Award for lifetime contribution to liposome research. This prestigious award was presented to Dr. Shaw at the ILS/LRD Liposome Advances Conference held in Athens, Greece September 16-18, 2017. The award is named in honor of Dr. Alec Douglas Bangham, a haematologist and British biophysicist who first studied blood clotting mechanisms but became well known for his research on liposomes and his invention of a clinically useful artificial lung surfactant. Alec Bangham abandoned a career in clinical pathology to become a research scientist with a 60-year career rich in discovery and innovation. He became known as the father of liposomes. Congratulations, Dr. Shaw, on this well-deserved honor.

Previous A.D. Bangham FRS Life Achievement Award winners include: Dr. Demetri Papahadjopoulos, Dr. Gregory Gregoriadis, Dr. Carl Alving, Dr. Chesi Barcholz, Dr. Lee Lesserman, Dr. Leaf Huang, Dr. Frank Szoka, Dr. Pieter Cullis, Dr. Terry Allen, Dr. Vladimir Torchilin, and Dr. Alberto Gabizon.

Remembering H. Alex Brown

The lipid community is very saddened by the passing of H. Alex Brown on July 25 from cancer. Alex was a major contributor to the development of the lipidomics field through his early lipidomics characterization of the multitude of phospholipids and his enthusiastic and extensive participation in the LIPID MAPS initiative. Alex also served the lipid community as a member of the ASBMB Publications Committee and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Lipid Research. We will all miss Alex.

You can find the Vanderbilt University press release here.

Edward A. Dennis
Editor-in-Chief Journal of Lipid Research

 

Congratulations to Dr. Wonhwa Cho!

One of our LRD members, Dr. Wonhwa Cho, Distinguished Professor or Chemical Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will receive the 2018 Biophysical Society Avanti Award in Lipids for his pioneering work in lipid biochemistry. He will officially receive this award at the 2018 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, February 17-21, 2018. Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., established this award for the Biophysical Society to recognize an investigator for outstanding contributions to our understanding of lipid biophysics. Wonhwa is an international leader in lipid biophysics and this award recognizes his pioneering work to develop biophysical approaches to understand the mechanisms of cellular lipid-protein, and lipid-mediated protein-protein interactions. He has developed numerous critical technologies for the in situ quantitative analyses of these processes on single molecule and systems biological levels.

 

Binks Wattenberg on the Lipid Research Division of the ASBMB

Wattenberg (Virginia Commonwealth University) is membership director for the Lipid Research Division (LRD) of the ASBMB.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Lipid Division Award Lectures!

Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research
Gregory A. Fairn
Molecular probes to study the subcellular localization and dynamics of phospholipids and cholesterol
St. Michael's University
 

 

Avanti Award in Lipids
Volker Haucke
Phosphoinositide conversion in the endolysosomal system
Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  
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