Bruno Correia awarded by the Protein Society

Bruno Correia © Alain Herzog / 2021 EPFL

Bruno Correia © Alain Herzog / 2021 EPFL

The director of the Protein Design and Immunoengineering Laboratory, School of Engineering, has been awarded the Protein Science Young Investigator Award.

The Protein Science Young Investigator Award, sponsored by the Protein Society, recognizes a scientist within the first 8 years of an independent career who has made an important contribution to the study of proteins. 

Since his arrival at EPFL, Professor Bruno Correia combines computational science with experimental studies in the area of protein design. He developes methods for the de novo design of proteins that present native binding epitopes, and he leads a scientific team to demonstrate that designed proteins can induce neutralizing antibodies against respiratory syncytial virus. Bruno Correia has also pioneered impactful computational methods using machine learning to advance our understanding of molecular recognition.

The Protein Society is the leading international Society devoted to furthering research and development in protein science. Founded in 1986, the purpose of the Society is to provide international forums to facilitate communication, cooperation, and collaboration regarding all aspects of the study of proteins. The prizes will be awarded at the 35th Anniversary Symposium (virtual), July 7 – 14, 2021. Plenary talks from award recipients will take place throughout the event.