Award Lectures

Couldn’t make it to this year’s annual meeting in Chicago or simply want to revisit the fascinating research presented? We’ve got you covered. This year’s annual meeting award lectures are now available in audio format. Click “Listen now” to download the talks. We also interviewed this year’s ASBMB award winners. Click “Interview” to hear directly from these renowned scientists about their work and learn what the ASBMB is doing to support the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Saturday, April 22
SGottesman Herbert Tabor Research Award
Post‐transcriptional regulation and the bacterial response to stress

National Cancer Institute 

Sunday, April 23 
WWickner William C. Rose Award  
A reductionist approach to understanding membrane fusion

Dartmouth Medical School    

STaylor Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award 
Lessons learned from PKA: From motifs to the dynamic assembly of isoform-specific macromolecular switches

University of California, San Diego   

GFairn Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research
Molecular probes to study the subcellular localization and dynamics of phospholipids and cholesterol

St. Michael's Hospital 


ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education 
When undergraduate research becomes the curriculum
University of Georgia 

Monday, April 24
WYang Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry

A new paradigm for catalysis of nucleotidyltransfer reactions
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Health


ASBMB Young Investigator Award 
What lurks beneath (the membrane): A mechanistic exploration of rhomboid proteolysis
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sibley2 Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology
Genetic analysis of pathogenesis in Toxoplasma gondii

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Tuesday, April 25
VHaucke Avanti Award in Lipids 
Phosphoinositide conversion in the endolysosomal system

Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie 


Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award
From dividing cells to helping students overcome socio‐economic barriers 
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine   

Wednesday, April 26
JFrydman ASBMB-Merck Award
Proteostasis function and disfunction: the delicate art of keeping a healthy proteome

Stanford University

Schoichet DeLano Award for Computational Sciences 
Structure-based discovery of new chemotypes conferring new biology

University of California, San Francisco

REvans Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in BioMedical Science
Award lecture will be given at the 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Salk Institute for Biological Studies