2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award Goes to Professor Wolfgang J. Parak

Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering are pleased to announce that Professor Wolfgang J. Parak of University of Hamburg is the recipient of the 2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award. The award will be presented at the 256th 2018 ACS National Meeting & Exposition, held August 19-23, 2018, in Boston. Parak will be presenting as part of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Symposium at the meeting, along with other prominent researchers in the field.

“The third year of the BC Lecturer competition featured the wide breadth of research areas commensurate with the broad scope of the journal. We had a highly competitive field for this award, with Wolfgang Parak emerging as the BC Lecturer due to the high impact, creativity, and scientific rigor of his program. Wolfgang is a true trailblazer in the field of bionanotechnology, using the tools of chemistry, physics, and biology to gain fundamental insight into the complexities of the bio-nano interface. In particular, his research on bio-mediated transformations of synthetic nanomaterials fits ideally the role of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Award in recognizing the best scientists working at the interface between the biological and the man-made worlds, said Professor Vincent M. Rotello, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry.

Professor Wolfgang Park is a Group Leader at the University of Hamburg | UHH · Center of Hybrid Nanostructures. Wolfgang started his independent career at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, where he worked from 2002-2007. He then moved to the University of Marburg, where he was a Professor before moving to University of Hamburg in 2017. He is currently an Associate Editor of ACS Nano.

Read a selection of Parak’s articles in Bioconjugate Chemistry:

Protein-Mediated Shape Control of Silver Nanoparticles
Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29 (4), pp 1261–1265
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00034

Role of the Protein Corona Derived from Human Plasma in Cellular Interactions between Nanoporous Human Serum Albumin Particles and Endothelial Cells
Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (8), pp 2062–2068
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00231

Comprehensive and Systematic Analysis of the Immunocompatibility of Polyelectrolyte Capsules
Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (2), pp 556–564
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00657

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