Kavli INsD PI wins Protein Society award

Professor Philipp Kukura, a physical chemist and group leader in the Kavli INsD, has been awarded the Protein Society’s 2022 Emil Thomas Kaiser award.

The Emil Thomas Kaiser award recognises a recent, highly significant contribution to the application of chemistry in the study of proteins. It is one of a set of seven annual awards given by the Protein Society, an international organisation devoted to furthering research and development in protein science.

Kukura received the KAISER award in recognition of his work developing mass photometry, a groundbreaking technology for the study of proteins. Mass photometry measures the mass of individual biomolecules using light scattering. Researchers have begun to rapidly adopt mass photometry, which was commercialised by Kukura and colleagues in 2018.

Since April 2021, Oxford University's KAVLI Institute for Nanoscience Discovery is proudly serving as a hub for research groups from seven different departments spanning both the medical and physical sciences, including Professor Philipp Kukura's Group from the Department of Chemistry.