Yimon Aye wins ICBS award

Professor Yimon Aye. Credit: EPFL

Professor Yimon Aye. Credit: EPFL

Professor Yimon Aye has won the 2021 Global Lectureship Award from the International Chemical Biology Society.

The International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) was founded in 2011 as “an independent, not for profit organization dedicated to promoting research and educational opportunities at the interface of chemistry and biology.” As an international forum, the ICBS “brings together cross-disciplinary scientists from academia, nonprofit organizations, government, and industry to communicate new research and help translate the power of chemical biology to advance human health and enhance a stable ecosystem for environmental sustainability.”

In a communication last week, the ICBS announced it has awarded its 2021 Global Lectureship award to Professor Yimon Aye at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences. The award recognizes “distinguished investigators whose research has significantly advanced the field of chemical biology.” The award announcement refers to Professor Aye as “a creative chemical biologist who has generated large impact across the globe, best embodying the spirit of the ICBS Global Lectureship”.

Professor Aye leads the Laboratory of Electrophiles And Genome Operation (LEAGO) in the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC). In a letter to Professor Aye, the ICBS states that she is being “recognized for [her] pioneering research on the development and application of innovative chemical biology tools to enable the study of reactive electrophilic species (RES) signaling with high spatiotemporal resolution and [her] contributions to the chemical biology field.”

Official ICBS announcement