A photo of Dr. Charles Deber.

Dr. Charles Deber

Dr. Charles Deber, Senior Scientist in the Program in Molecular Structure & Function, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, has received the 2017 Bruce Merrifield Award of the American Peptide Society. The Award was created in 1997 in honour of Dr. R. Bruce Merrifield, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. The Award is presented every two years to leaders in the field who have demonstrated outstanding career accomplishments in peptide research, “recognizing the highest level of scientific creativity”. Dr. Deber’s research focuses on the hierarchy of forces that characterize the interactions of peptides and proteins with membranes, and how these forces produce membrane protein structure and function. The Award will be presented to Dr. Deber and co-recipient Dr. Robert Hodges, University of Colorado, at the 25th American Peptide Symposium in Whistler, B.C. in June, 2017.