Professor John Gerlt named the 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship winner

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The lectureship is sponsored by the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society’s “Biochemistry” journal.

The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a major impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

“Dr. Gerlt’s track record in defining the field of enzymology, and more recently, leading break-through technologies and biological applications to define functions for proteins of unknown function, has been a game-changer in biomedical sciences around the world,” says Susan Martinis, Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Stephen G. Sligar endowed professor.

“[Gerlt] is a visionary scientist whose impact on our understanding of protein function cannot be overstated,” says Alanna Schepartz, Editor-in-Chief of Biochemistry.

The Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award is named in honor of the father of University of Illinois Chemistry Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer.

Gerlt will present the Gordon Hammes lecture at a session in his honor at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., in August 2017.

Posted May 22, 2017.