Protein Society

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The Protein Society is an international, not-for-profit, scholarly society with the mission to provide forums for the advancement of research into protein structure, function, design and applications.


It was founded in 1986, with the leadership of such luminaries as Ralph Bradshaw, Finn Wold, David Eisenberg, Ken Walsh, Hans Neurath, and other protein researchers from diverse fields.[1]

Ralph Bradshaw was the society's first president,[2] followed by David Eisenberg, Finn Wold, Mark Hermodson, Joseph Villafranca, Brian Matthews, Robert Sauer, Christopher Dobson, Wiliam DeGrado, C. Robert Matthews, Jeffrey Kelly, Arthur Palmer, Daniel Raleigh, Lynne Regan, James U. Bowie, and Carol Post.


In 1987, the Society began publishing the trans-disciplinary academic journal Protein Science,[2] with Hans Neurath serving as Editor-in-chief. Protein science researchers from varying disciplines, as well as educators and students from greater than 50 countries make up the membership.[3]

The journal covers research on the structure, function, and biochemical significance of proteins, their role in molecular and cell biology, genetics, and evolution, and their regulation and mechanisms of action.


The society organizes an annual symposium which hosts hundreds of participants from all over the world, features research presentations by leaders from the diverse fields involved in protein science, a graduate student poster competition, networking opportunities, free undergraduate registration, educational workshops, and the annual presentation of the Protein Society's Awards.

  • The 2014 symposium took place in San Diego, California, United States July 27 to 30, 2014.
  • In 2015, the Protein Society hosted its first annual meeting outside of the United States in Barcelona, Spain.
  • In 2017, the 31st Symposium of the Protein Society will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 24 - 27, 2017, 2016.


  1. ^ Hermodson, Mark (1 August 2006). "The Protein Society: Celebrating 20 years in 2006—The founding and early years". Protein Science. 15 (8): 1811–1814. doi:10.1002/pro.151811. ISSN 1469-896X. PMC 2242597. PMID 16877705.
  2. ^ a b "History". Protein Society. 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Membership". Protein Society. Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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