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Movers & Shakers: Apr 30, 2010

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Ruedi Aebersold was awarded the Herbert A. Sober Lectureship award by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology this past week.

The award was presented to Aebersold at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Aebersold received $3,000, transportation and expenses to attend the meeting, and a plaque.

The award recognizes outstanding research in biochemistry and molecular biology and places particular emphasis on developments of methods and techniques to aid in research.

Currently a professor of molecular systems biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zürich, Aebersold has developed numerous methods and technologies — including isotope-coded affinity tag, or ICAT, reagents — that are widely used in proteomics.

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