Award Winners 2023

Sam Gellman

University of Wisconsin at Madison

R. Bruce Merrifield Award

Robert Bruce Merrifield, July 15, 1921 — May 14, 2006, was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis. His wife Elizabeth, Libby, a biologist by training, joined the Merrifield laboratory at Rockefeller University where she worked for over 23 years.

Marcey Waters

University of North Carolina

2023 Vincent du Vigneaud Award

Vincent du Vigneaud, May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978, was an American biochemist. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especially for the first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone,” a reference to his work on the cyclic peptide oxytocin.

Helma Wennemers

ETH Zurich

2023 Vincent du Vigneaud Award

Vincent du Vigneaud, May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978, was an American biochemist. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especially for the first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone,” a reference to his work on the cyclic peptide oxytocin.

James P. Tam

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Murray Goodman Scientific Excellence & Mentorship Award

Professor Murray Goodman passed away in Germany on June 1, 2004 at the age of 75 after a very brief illness. Murray, as he was known to thousands of peptide chemists world wide, served as President of the American Peptide Society from 2001-2003. He was an incisive and influential force in the field of peptide chemistry and remained active, dedicated and enthusiastic throughout his lifetime.

Danny Chou

Stanford University

2022 APS Early Career Lectureship

Established in 2019 and sponsored by the American Peptide Society, the Early Career Lectureship recognizes outstanding early career investigators who have demonstrated innovative research in peptide science. Two recipients will be chosen biennially and each will deliver a talk at the Symposium in a session appropriate to their work. The APS will support the registration, lodging at the conference hotel and up to $1000 in travel expenses of the awardees.