Bax, Adriaan 2018 Scientific Reviewing

Bax, Adriaan 2018 Scientific Reviewing

Adriaan Bax, National Institutes of Health Distinguished Investigator, received the 2018 NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing

More than any other individual, Adriaan Bax is responsible for transforming Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy into a powerful and readily accessible tool for the study of the structure, function and dynamics of biological macromolecules. His development of a constant stream of novel methods has led to important advances in our basic understanding of how biological systems work at the molecular level.

Bax has published more than 400 original research articles on NMR methods and applications. His book, “Two-Dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Liquids,” was the springboard for the widespread evolution of this technology. His conceptual innovations and pioneering experimental methodologies have been widely adopted by chemistry and structural biology laboratories, influencing research in both academic institutions and the worldwide pharmacological industry. Beyond development of the technology itself, Bax has applied NMR to a wide range of biomedical problems, with important discoveries on proteins related to HIV and Parkinson’s disease.

The 2018 NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing recognizes authors, whose reviews in structural biology have synthesized extensive and difficult material, rendering a significant service to science and influencing the course of scientific thought. The award is sponsored entirely by Annual Reviews and is presented with a $20,000 prize.


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