Professor John Gerlt named the 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship winner

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.

May 22, 2017 All News