Ciechanover International Biology Award

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Ciechanover International Biology Award has been established in honor of the lifetime achievements of Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and his distinguished work in the field of Biology.

An important process in our cells is the production of proteins. But proteins must also be broken down. At the beginning of the 1980s, Aaron Ciechanover showed that one protein, ubiquitin, has a special mission in this context. When it is time for a protein to be broken down, a ubiquitin molecule attaches itself to the protein. The ubiquitin molecule serves as a key that enters a proteasome, a protein complex that divides the protein into smaller pieces. These can be used in the construction of other substances in the cell.

The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge the extraordinary and groundbreaking scientific achievements from scientists and engineers in the field of Biology, within the FLOGEN Sustainability Framework.

The Award Citation reads:
"For Leadership in developing and applying new biological methods and technologies for a sustainable development in the environmental, economic, and social points of view"

Ciechanover Proposals of worthy candidates for the Ciechanover International Biology Award are welcome, and can be submitted to secretary@flogen.org