Lawrence Que is awarded the 2008 Alfred Bader Award
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The American Chemical Society announced at its national meeting in Boston that University of Minnesota Professor of Chemistry Larry Que is to receive the 2008 Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry. The Bader Award recognizes significant accomplishments that are at the interface between biology and organic or inorganic chemistry. The Bader Award is given only to scientists at the top of their fields; among the previous 20 recipients are 17 members of the National Academy of Science.
Professor Que has made outstanding contributions to the field of bioinorganic chemistry that have profoundly impacted our understanding of the structure and function of metal ions in biology. Notably, he has played a pioneering role in understanding the function that nonheme iron centers play in dioxygen activation in biology. Using a truly multidisciplinary approach, he has successfully combined biochemical/biophysical studies of the metalloproteins themselves and synthetic approaches to develop structural and functional models for these systems.