Biemann Medal


The Biemann Medal is awarded to an individual early in his or her career in recognition of significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry. The Biemann Medal was established by contributions from students, postdoctoral associates and friends to honor Professor Klaus Biemann. The medal is conferred at the ASMS Annual Conference with the presentation of a $5,000 cash award, the Biemann Medal, and the award lecture.

Nominations are due November 30. Nomination Form (PDF fill-in form). Please scroll down for additional information on eligibility and how to submit a nomination.

Brandon Ruotolo, 2023 Recipient

Brandon Ruotolo, 2023 RecipientBrandon Ruotolo is the recipient of the 2023 ASMS Biemann Medal for his significant contributions in the development and application of novel high performance mass spectrometry technologies for protein and protein complex structure elucidation. Examples of his innovative scientific contributions include: (1) leadership in the development of ion mobility MS (IM-MS) for structural characterization of biopolymers; (2) refinement of collision induced unfolding (CIU) methods that enable determination of the number of autonomously folded domains within proteins and characterization of stability reflective of changes in both local and global protein structure; (3) the use of CIU to probe the relative stability of protein-ligand interactions; (4) the development of chemical cross-linkers to stabilize protein structure in the absence of bulk solvent; (5) integration of IM-MS and other structural MS methods as a high-throughput approach for structural proteomics; and (6) application of IM-MS as a screening tool for therapeutic drug discovery. Dr. Ruotolo has built an impressive research program that is addressing application of high impact to the biology and medical communities.

Dr. Ruotolo is Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan.

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Eligibility & How To Submit a Nomination

Eligibility.  Nominees must be within the first 15 years of receiving the Ph.D. in the year nomination is considered. This is a general guideline and exceptions will be considered. Exceptions should be requested in the letter of nomination. Nominee must be current member of ASMS.

How to Submit Nomination. Use this Nomination Form (PDF fill-in form). Nominations are held for three years so long as the date of PhD is still within the eligible range. The award is conferred at the ASMS Annual Conference with the presentation of a $5,000 cash award, the Biemann Medal, and the award lecture.