The Protein Society announces Professor Wilfred van der Donk as the 2013 Emil Thomas Kaiser Award recipient.
The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, sponsored in 2013 by a Society member who wished to remain anonymous, recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution to the application of chemistry in the study of proteins. Dr. Wilfred van der Donk (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) is the 2013 recipient for his groundbreaking research utilizing chemistry to investigate enzymatic reactions. His research combines synthetic organic and protein chemistry to provide fundamental insights into previously unrecognized enzymatic processes, and his accomplishments include discovery and development of new antibiotics and new tools for engineering antibacterial agents and enantioselective drugs.
For more information about Professor van der Donk, please visit his faculty page.