Professor So Iwata, who leads the Membrane Protein Laboratory at Diamond Light Source and is also a professor at Imperial College London, has been awarded the Gregori Aminoff prize in crystallography for 2010. This prestigious award is given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for documented, individual contributions in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and determination of crystal structures.
Professor Iwata, who was recently awarded a joint fellowship with BBSRC, received the award “for his seminal crystallographic studies of membrane proteins. Using state-of-the-art crystallographic methods, he has elucidated vital biological functions within the fields of cellular respiration, photosynthesis and molecular transport.”.
More about the prize is available from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
More on Professor Iwata and his Diamond research feature in the BBSRC short film Beautiful biology from particle physics.
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