The American Chemical Society has honoured Albert Heck with the ‘ACS Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry’, and will present a ‘Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award’ to Geert-Jan Boons. Heck receives the award for his development of new methods and techniques to identify and study the structure and function of proteins and protein complexes. Boons receives the award for his contribution to our understanding of the structure and function of complex sugars in human cells.
In the field of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society Awards are considered to be very prestigious, and are almost exclusively presented to researchers from America. The Awards will be presented during the meetings of the American Chemical Society in March and August 2016.