Engineering Conferences International (ECI) ), the Biochemical Engineering XV Conference (http://www.engconfintl.org/7am.html) and Amgen, Inc. are proud to announce Professor George Georgiou of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin as the winner of the 2007 Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award.
Professor Georgiou holds the Cockrell Family Reagents Chair at the UT Austin, with a primary appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and further appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.
Professor Georgious research has had a profound impact in protein engineering, protein-based therapeutics and on the fundamental understanding of protein biogenesis. His biochemical engineering contributions include the invention of numerous commercially important technologies for facilitating the discovery and manufacturing of protein therapeutics, and in particular therapeutic antibodies. His fundamental contributions are equally impressive and include the discovery of a major new biological pathway, the global control of RNA degradation in bacteria. He has also made seminal discoveries in the areas of oxidative protein folding and protein secretion. His awards and recognitions include his election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005; the 2003 Professional Progress Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); the 2003 Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology of the BIOT Division of the American Chemical Society; the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award of the AIChE (2005); and election to the American Academy for Microbiology (2004). He is the author of more than 140 publications and more than 34 patents, which have been widely licensed to the biopharmaceutical industry. Professor Georgiou has also had a large impact in biochemical engineering by m
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