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Edited By: Hilary J. Crichton

Online ISSN: 1097-0282

Associated Title(s): Peptide Science

Murray Goodman Memorial Prize

Deadline for nominations extended to 22nd August, 2017

Biopolymers is proud to announce the fifth year of its international award: the Murray Goodman Memorial Prize.

Inaugurated on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Biopolymers, and in honour of its Founding Editor, the prize recognises outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics and/or chemical biology.  The award consists of a symposium in association with the Division of Biological Chemistry (BIOL) of the American Chemical Society at the ACS Spring meeting, 2018 and a $10,000 prize.


Nominations for the prize should contain a statement of 1,000 words or fewer, detailing the research accomplishments of the nominee and explaining why their research deserves recognition, as well as an up-to-date version of the nominee’s current CV and two letters in support of the nomination.  Please send nominations to the Editor-in-Chief of Biopolymers

MG Prize winner

2016 Winner

Jennifer A. Doudna
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California
The prize recognizes her seminal research on determining how non-coding RNAs function in living systems

MG Prize winner

2015 Winner

Joan A. Steitz
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yale University
The prize recognized her seminal contributions in the area of RNA structure and function

MG Prize winner

2014 Winner

Steven G. Boxer
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Stanford University
The prize recognized his seminal contributions applying physical tools to the study of protein structure and function

MG Prize winner

2013 Winner

Laura L. Kiessling
Steenbock Professor of Chemistry and the Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry
Director of the Keck Center for Chemical Genomics and the Program Director for the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The prize recognized her seminal contributions in the area of molecular glycobiology and carbohydrate biochemistry