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CSMB Young Canadian Cell Biologist of the Year Award Announcement


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2015
Deadline January 13th, 2015
Please send nominations with documentation by email to

Dr. Randal N. Johnston
General Secretary of the CSMB
Dept Biochem & Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
Tel.: 403-220-8692
Email: RNJohnst@UCalgary.ca



GE Healthcare NEW Investigator Award of the CSMB
(formerly Merck Frosst Prize)

(Next awarded 2015)

 

The GE Healthcare New Investigator Award is an annual award established by the Society to recognize meritorious research in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology in Canada. The nominee shall have accomplished outstanding research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology and must not have more than ten years of independent research experience. Special consideration shall be given for independent thought and originality. Nominating material will be kept and reconsidered for three years in succession.

The nominee need not be a member of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences. Self-nominations will not be considered. Nominations shall consist of a letter which summarizes the significance of the nominee's research and pertinent biographic data, plus a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. The awardee will deliver a lecture at the Annual Conference and submit a manuscript for publication in the CSMB BULLETIN.

Previous winners of this award

1966 G.H. Dixon

1968 J.F. Henderson

1970 C.M. Kay

1971 B.G. Lane

1972 J.H. Spencer

1973 J. Himms-Hagen

1974 D.H. MacLennan

1975 W.W-C. Chan

1976 M.C. Ganoza

1977 K.J. Dorrington

1978 I.C.P. Smith

1979 M.N.G. James

1980 W.A. Bridger

1981 W.F. Doolittle

1982 B.D. Sykes

1983 J. Greenblatt

1984 R. Nazar

1985 T.W. Mack

1986 P.R. Cullis

1987 S. Grinstein

1988 R. MacGillivray

1989 K.B. Storey

1990 M.P. Walsh

1991 G. Chaconas

1992 A. Klip

1993 S. Pelech

1994 D.B. Williams, H.Vogel

1995 R.O. Ryan

1996 L. Kay

1997 M. Bouvier

1998 D. Clarke

1999 M. Tyers

2000 A. Veillette

2001 N. Strynadka

2002 J. Wrana

2003 C. Boone

2004 R. Wozniak

2005 M. Glover, E. Brown

2006 J. Casey

2007 M. Marra

2008 F. Sicheri

2009 M. Bhatia         

2010  S. Muthuswamy

2011 G. Ferbeyre

2012 J. Brumell

2013  P. Roux

2014 John Rubinstein




CSMB Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lectureship

(Next awarded 2016)

 

In honour of the late Jeanne Manery Fisher, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, an eminent woman will be selected by the Society every second year for her scientific accomplishments, and will present a keynote lecture at the Society's Annual Meeting. Dr. Fisher was not only an outstanding biochemist, but a remarkable teacher. She was instrumental in creating the Society's Equal Opportunity Committee and fought diligently for the position of women in science.

The nominee must be a Canadian woman scientist (landed immigrant or Canadian citizen) who has a distinguished career in the fields of either biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or genetics resulting from her outstanding contributions to research, teaching or society. The nominee need not be a member of the Society, and nominations may be made by any scientist. The nomination procedures for this award are the same as those for the Young Investigator Award. The awardee will deliver a lecture at the Annual Conference and submit a manuscript for publication in the CSMB BULLETIN.

Previous winners of this award

1988 Dr. Rose Shenin

1991 Dr. Rose Johnstone

1994 Dr. Shirley Gillam

1996 Dr. Nicole Bégin-Heick

1998 Dr. Rhoda Blostein

2000 Dr. Amira Klip, Dr. Carol Cass

2002 Dr. Mona Nemer

2004 Dr. Morag Park

2006 Dr. Frances Sharom

2008 Dr. Katherine Siminovitch

2010 Dr. Cheryl Arrowsmith

2012 Dr. Julie Forman-Kay

2014 Dr. Susan Lees-Miller

 

 



NRC Research Press Senior Investigator award
(Next awarded 2015)

 

This award is offered annually starting 2012. It recognizes a record of outstanding achievement in research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology undertaken in Canada by a Canadian scientist (a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant). There are no age or experience restrictions. The nomination procedures are identical to those for the Young Investigator Award. The awardee will deliver a lecture at the Annual Conference and submit a manuscript for publication in the CSMB BULLETIN.

Previous winners of this award

1981 M. Smith

1984 N. Hozum  

1985 H. Schachter  

1987 M. Gray

1989 D. Vance  

1991 J. Riordan  

1993 M. Chrétien

1995 R.S. Hodges

1997 A. J. Pawson

1999 G. Chaconas

2001 F. Doolittle

2003 V. Ling

2005 C. Bleackley

2007 N. Sonenberg

2009 Hans Vogel    

2011 Benjamin J. Blencowe

2012 M. Bouvier

2013 B. Chabot

2014 James McGhee

 

 


CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal

(Next awarded 2016)

 

The CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal is presented by the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) to an individual who has made a major contribution to biochemistry, molecular and cell biology in Canada over their career. The recipient of this life-time achievement award typically has attained an international profile in research, has played a major role in the development and promotion of the discipline in Canada, and has a long-standing record of service to the academic community. The Medal is named in honour of Professor Arthur M. Wynne, the first President of the Society, and was initiated in 2007 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CSMB. The recipient is presented with a plaque depicting the likeness of Professor Wynne and a cash award funded by the Society.

The nominee need not be a member of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences. Self-nominations will not be considered. Nominations shall consist of a letter that summarizes the significance and impact of the nominee's research, his or her role in promoting the discipline, and service to the academic community, as well as a summary of pertinent biographic data. A copy of the nomination letter and nominee's curriculum vitae should be submitted to the Secretary of the Society by January 13, 2014 for distribution to Executive of the Society who will make the final selection.  The awardee will be invited to attend the Annual Conference at the Society’s expense to receive the award and to make some remarks at the Banquet. He/she will also be invited to submit a manuscript summarizing their career for publication in the BULLETIN of the Society.

Previous winner of this award
2008 Alan Bernstein
2010 Michel Chrétien
2012 Henry Friesen
2014 Janet Rossant


Robert H. Haynes Young Scientist Award in Genetics

(Next awarded 2015)

 

1. Purpose of the Award

The Award is intended to recognize a notable paper or series of related papers based on original research in genetics or allied fields completed and published by the candidate in a refereed journal during the 15 years period immediately following the completion of a first degree. It was initiated by the Genetics Society of Canada, which has now merged with the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB)

2. Eligibility

All candidates must be Members in good standing of the CSMB.

3. Procedures

  1. In any given year the Award might not be given if, in the opinion of the Committee, no sufficiently strong candidates have been presented.
  2. In the case of multiple authored papers, the particular contribution of the candidate must be clearly delineated in the letter of nomination.
  3. Candidates must be nominated by a member of the CSMB
  4. The nomination papers must consist of:
    (i) A letter describing the scientific importance of the work on which the nomination is based.
    (ii) The candidates full Curriculum Vitae. Both shall be sent by email to the General Secretary (indicated above)
     

4. The Award

The Award consists of a citation and a plaque. The successful candidate will be invited to present an honorary lecture at the CSMB Annual Conference.

Previous winners of this award

The GSC Young Scientist Award was first given in 1987

1987 Hilliker, A.J.

1988 None Given

1989 Golding, G.B.

1990 Bonen, L.

1991 Haughn, G.W.

1992 Brock, H.W.

1993 Sokolowski, M.M.

1994 Ritland, K.

1995 Evans, D.H.

1996 Rosenberg, Susan M.

1997McDermid, Heather

1998 Lasko, Paul

1999 Rancourt, Derrick E.

2000 Boulianne, Gabrielle

2001 Hudson, Thomas

2002 Scherer, S.

 

 


In 2003 the award was renamed the Robert Haynes Young Scientist Award

2003 Chippindale, Adam

2004 Bulman, Dennis E.

2005 Xu, J.P.

2006 Steward, Bryan 

2007 Agrawal, Aneil

2008 Kassen, Rees

2009  none given

2010 Gregory, Ryan

2013  Masse, Eric        

2014 Bachand, Francois 

 

     



Grant and Moens Award of Excellence In Genetics

(Next awarded 2015)

 1. Purpose of the Award

The Award provides collective, formal recognition by the membership of the CSMB for the excellent and distinguishing contribution(s) of a professional geneticist to genetic research and/or teaching and to foster genetical excellence in Canada. It was initiated by the Genetics Society of Canada, which has now merged with the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB)

2. Categories of Genetical Excellence

  1. A contribution to genetical knowledge of outstanding distinction. Commonly, this would take the form of a published paper, monograph or book, reporting a contribution to knowledge of singular significance to the discipline (science) at large.
  2. (i) Recognition of the cumulative, distinguished contributions of a senior investigator in Canada or elsewhere.
    (ii) Recognition of an academic career of distinction in teaching and in inspiring students in a Canadian University at either or both undergraduate and graduate levels and in training geneticists to meet the basic and applied needs of genetics in Canada (and elsewhere).

3. Eligibility

Any professional geneticist in Canada or elsewhere is eligible for consideration. While geneticists from outside Canada may receive the Award, this should not occur more often than every second year. In order to foster genetical excellence in Canada, the recipient of the Award will be invited to give a special lecture at a CSMB Annual Conference.

4. Procedures

The following documentation will be required for each candidate and should be sent to the General Secretary (indicated above):

  1. A Curriculum Vitae .
  2. A nomination letter submitted by an established authority of the merit of the contribution(s) where appropriate.

5. The Award

The Award will be a plaque including the CSMB and former GSC emblems and an inscription. It will be made annually during the banquet at a meeting of the CSMB or at the special lecture given by the Award winner at the CSMB Annual Conference.

Previous winners of this award

GSC Award of Excellence Winners, first given in 1976


1976 Newcombe, H.B. 

1977 Sears, E.R. 

1978 Fredeen, H.T.

1979 Butler, L.

1980 Fraser, F.C.

1981 Mortimer, R.K.

1982 Person, C.O.

1983 von Borstel, R.C.

1984 Chown, B.

1985 Moens, P.B.

1986  James, A.P.

1987 Kafer, E.

1988 Smith, Michael

1989  Kuspira, J.

1990 Tsui, Lap-Chee

1991 Doolittle, W.F.

1992 Scriver, C.R.

1993 Haynes, R.H.

1994 Kasha, K.

1995 Cox, D.W.

1996 Walden, D.B.

1997 Griffiths, A.J.F.

1998 Bernstein, Allen

1999 Bussey, Howard

2000 Culotti, Joseph

2001 Hayden, Michael

2002 Baillie, David

2003 Morgan, Ken


In 2004 the award was renamed the William F Grant and Peter B Moens Award of Excellence

2004 Lasko, Paul

2005  Hilliker, Arthur

2006 Hegele, Robert

2007 Sokolowski, Marla

2008 Singh, Shiva

2009 Golding, Brian       

2010  Singh, Rama

2011

2012 Phillips, John

2014  Award Deferred for Next Year

 

 


Margaret Thompson Phd Thesis Award in genetics 

As of 2012 the award will be a poster presentation award in genetics

1. Purpose of the Award

The CSMB is committed to recognizing outstanding PhD graduates in the field of Genetics in Canada. To this end, the Society has previously sponsored the "Margaret Thompson PhD Thesis Award" for the best PhD thesis in genetics submitted in Canada and nominated each year. It was initiated by the Genetics Society of Canada, which has now merged with the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB).

2. Procedures

Poster presentations at the Annual CSMB Conference will be evaluated by a selection committee, who will choose the winner.

3. The Award

The award will consist of a plaque, a $500 cash prize and a one-year membership in the Society. Travel, accommodation and registration to the conference will be paid for by the Society.

    Previous winners of this award

    This award was first given in 2003


    2003 Rob Kulathinal

    2004 Nicolas Malmanche

    2005 Julie Treadwell

    2006 Tristan Long

    2007 /2008 Wael Tadros and Arianne Albert

    2009 Monica Davis

    2010 Lara Skwarek

    2011

    2012 David Roy Smith

    Date Updated: December  11, 2014
     

     
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