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Merrifield Award Presented to Steven Kent
Published: June 22, 2009
Posted: June 25, 2009

Dr. Steven Kent of the University of Chicago has made major contributions in automating the synthesis of specialized protein derivatives and for providing synthetic strategies for proteins that cannot be prepared by biological routes. His DOE-funded research has promising applications in developing new ways to analyze specific functions of plants and microbes relevant to biofuels research. The R. Bruce Merrifield Award was presented to Dr. Kent during the 21st American Peptide Society Symposium in recognition of the lifetime achievements of a peptide scientist and memorializing the Nobel Laureate who pioneered solid-phase peptide synthesis. His Merrifield Lecture, Inventing chemistries to reveal how proteins work, was presented during the Symposium.

Contact: Marvin Stodolsky, SC-23.2, (301) 903-4475
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Microbes and Communities
  • Research Area: Plant Systems and Feedstocks, Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Research Area: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Research Area: Biosystems Design
  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER


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