Biophysical Society Bulletin | November 2020

November 2020

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Society Names 2021 Fellows The Biophysical Society is proud to announce its 2021 Class of Fellows. This award is given to Society members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in science and have contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics. The 2021 Fellows will be recognized during the Biophysical Society’s 65th Annual Meeting. The 2021 Fellows are:

Hashim Al-Hashimi , Duke University, USA, for devel- oping and deploying NMR methods that reveal the dynamic nature of nucleic acids and their functional complexes.

Hermann Gaub , University of Munich, Germany, for his breakthrough introduction of single-molecule force spectroscopy to directly quantify biomolecular inter- action forces.

Vincent Hilser , Johns Hop- kins University, USA, for outstanding contributions to protein biophysics by combining creative and rigorous ensemble-based theories with state-of-the art experimental strategies to understand how proteins function and evolve. Carol Post , Purdue Uni- versity, USA, for her fun- damental work spanning molecular simulation, NMR and theory in the areas of virus infectivity, kinase activity, and pro- tein thermodynamics. Ada Yonath , Weizmann Institute, Israel, for sem- inal contributions to the structural understanding of the ribosome and its function.

Hashim Al-Hashimi

Hermann Gaub

Vincent Hilser

Sarah Keller , University of Washington, USA, for pioneering, fundamental experimental contribu- tions to the understand- ing of miscibility phase transitions in membrane systems. Lukas Tamm , University of Virginia, USA, for im- pactful contributions to our understanding of the structural biology and functional biophysics of cell membranes and membrane proteins.

Leemor Joshua-Tor , Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA, for her contributions to our understanding of the molecular basis of nucleic acid regulatory processes, in particular RNA interference (RNAi) and DNA replication.

Carol Post

Leemor Joshua-Tor

Sarah Keller

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