The ISMR administers the international and highly-prestigious Pierce Award in Affinity Technology, which is awarded at each biennial ISMR Affinity Conference.
The only obligation upon the recipient of the Award is the presentation of a lecture describing their work in the area of Affinity Technology. In addition to the recognition, the award carries with it a cash prize, as well as a stipend toward the recipient's travel expenses to attend the ISMR Affinity Conference.
Recipients since the inception the Pierce award are: Klaus Mosbach (1985), Meir Wilchek (1987), Chris Lowe (1989), Irwin Chaiken (1991), Jerker Porath (1993), Mathias Uhlen/Fred Regnier (1995), Ken-ichi Kasai (1997), Mookambeswaran (Viji) Vijayalakshmi (1999), Stellan Hjertan (2001), Bertrand Seraphin (2005), Herbert P. Jennissen (2007), Ruedi Aebersold (2009), Alois Jungbauer (2011), Sophia Hober (2013), Richard Willson (2015).
Special thanks to Krishna Mallia and Peter Bell (Pierce/ThermoFisher) for making this award possible.
Nominations for the Pierce Award should be submitted to Meir Wilchek
GE Healthcare (formerly Amersham/Pharmacia Biosciences) is a longtime sponsor of ISMR and the Affinity Conference, and hosted the Jerker Porath Award at Affinity 2005, Uppsala, Sweden. The recipient of this one-time award was Mathias Uhlen, Professor of Biotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
Student participation is a great tradition of the ISMR Affinity Conferences. One aspect of this tradition is the Roche Younger Investigator Award hosted by Hoffmann - La Roche, long time sponsor of the affinity meeting.
All students presenting their work will be automatically considered for these awards. Abstracts received early will be reviewed and considered for short oral presentations. Prizes will be awarded to Younger Investigators selected from both poster and oral presentations
University of Toronto
Title: Antibody libraries based on an autonomous variable domain
University of Houston
Title: Nanophosphors as Sensitive Reporters in Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology
Title: Interfacial forces of proteins in chromatographic media
Instituto de Biología Experimental e Tecnologica
A click chemistry approach to monitor and improve Influenza VLPs Down- stream Processing?
Tec de Monterrey
Nuevo León, México
Title: Novel dendron-based chromatographic adsorbents for HIC