BIOT Awards

ACS BIOT gives out awards honoring its members each year at the Spring ACS Meeting. These awards are chosen based on the applications received each year. The nomination process is fairly simple and does not take a lot of time. It is vital that BIOT members engage in this process and nominate their deserving colleagues for these awards. Instructions on the nomination process and past awardees is listed below

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    2015 Marvin Johnson Award: Michael Betenbaugh
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    2015 DIC Wang Young Investigator: Maciek Antoniewicz
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    2015 Gaden Lecture: Frances Arnold
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    2015 Michaels Award: Milton Hearn
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    2015 David Perlman Award: Anne Robinson
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    2014 Peterson Poster Award: Krunal Mehta
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    2014 Peterson Award: Nick Marchand
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    2015 Van Lanen Award: David Roush

2017 BIOT Awards Nominations

Annual Awards

Nominated by BIOT Membership, Selected by Committee.
Nominations Due August 1, 2016 (closed)

Nominated and Selected by Annual Meeting Program Chairs and Awards Chair.

Recommended by the BIOT Membership, Selected by Committee and Forwarded to ACS for Final Selection.
Recommendations due August 18, 2016.

 

Biennial Awards

Nominated by BIOT Membership, Selected by Committee.
Nominations Due August 1, 2017. (Next award to be given in 2018)

Nominations Due August 1, 2016 (closed)

 

Annual Student Awards

Self-Nominated/Nominated by Mentor, Selected at Annual Meeting/By Committee.
Nominations Due TBA


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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Bristol Myers Squibb.

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Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture

The Kavli Foundation has agreed to sponsor The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture through 2025 featuring two lectures at each ACS national meeting. The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture is awarded to an outstanding chemical scientist who is less than 10 years past receipt of his/her PhD and is under 40 years of age. The candidate is a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by his or her peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry.

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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.

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Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products

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.

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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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Student Travel Awards

The Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT) provides travel subsidies of $500 to several students each year to attend the ACS National Meeting and make an oral or poster presentation. The subsidy is intended to encourage ACS student members with limited financial resources to participate in ACS National Meetings. A committee of industrial scientists will select the recipients of the subsidy. Note that this Subsidy is not intended as an "award" or "fellowship". The list of subsidy recipients will be confidential to the subsidy selection committee and the BIOT Executive Committee. Applications should be received by TBD.

  • ACS-BIOT Division Student Travel Subsidy Application

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