PDBe Poster Prize Winner at EMBL Kendrew Conference

Marie Mueller receiving her poster prize from Sameer Velankar
17 November 2017

Congratulations to Marie Mueller who was today awarded the PDBe sponsored 1st prize for her poster at a major structural biology conference in Heidelberg, Germany.

Marie, from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) was attending the EMBL conference "Revolutions in Structural Biology: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Sir John Kendrew".  The conference celebrated the legacy left by Nobel Prize winner Kendrew, a structural biologist who was the first director of EMBL. It also highlighted the dramatic changes the field of structural biology has undergone.

Marie Mueller with the PDBe poster prize

Marie, who's poster described "broad-spectrum antiviral Nanoparticles - a mechanistic cryoEM study", is pictured (left) receiving her prize from Sameer velankar, head of PDBe, and with the prize (above), a glass block into which is etched Kendrew's pioneering structure of myoglobin (PDBe.org/1mbn). It was this work for which Kendrew was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in chemistry.