Structural biology is, he believes, the "most attractive" of sciences. Joël Bloch has been awarded the Prix Schläfli in Biology 2023 for the dissertation he submitted to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich on special sugar molecules in cell membranes.
The Award ceremony will take place during the LS2 satellite meeting in Lausanne Tuesday 13th January at 14:30. information and programme of the LS2 meeting are found here.
Awarded article: Joël S. Bloch, Giorgio Pesciullesi, Jérémy Boilevin, Kamil Nosol, Rossitza N. Irobalieva, Tamis Darbre, Markus Aebi, Anthony A. Kossiakoff, Jean-Louis Reymond & Kaspar P. Locher. 2020. Structure and mechanism of the ER-based glucosyltransferase ALG6. Nature (579) 443-447. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2044-z