Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France


Walter Hälg Prize awarded to Joe Zaccai
Giuseppe Zaccai (IBS) has just been awarded the prestigious Walter Hälg prize for an outstanding, coherent work in neutron scattering with long-term impact on scientific and/or technical neutron scattering applications.
The European Neutron Scattering Association underlined his “pioneering contributions to the application of neutron scattering to a range of biophysical and biochemical problems in biology, which has provided important insights in the debate on the relationship between molecular structure and dynamics and biological function, and for his leading advocacy of the role of neutron scattering in biological research.

UJF prize awarded to F.X. Gallat
François-Xavier Gallet won the Biology-Chemistry interface PhD thesis prize of the Chemistry and Biology Faculty at the Université Joseph Fourier (UJF). This prize honours PhD students who published their work as first authors in high-profile journals. During his PhD thesis, François-Xavier studied the dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins and of protein-polymer nanohybrids by neutron scattering and complementary methods.