Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award

March 4, 2008

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A professor from the University of Pittsburgh received one of the most distinguished awards at the Pittsburgh Conference on the third day of Pittcon 2008 from New Orleans.

A professor from the University of Pittsburgh received one of the most distinguished awards at the Pittsburgh Conference on the third day of Pittcon 2008 from New Orleans.

Sanford A. Asher received the Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, presented by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). Now in its 51st year, the award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of spectroscopy.

Allen J Sharkins of The Pittsburgh Conference presided over the symposium, which was arranged by Jane N. Chan, Bechtel Bettis, Inc., and Asher.

After accepting his award, Asher then gave the first presentation of the symposium, entitled "UV Resonance Raman Discovery of GibbsFree Energy Landscape for Protein Alpha Helix Folding."

"We developed a powerful method to follow the evolution of secondary structure in the amide peptide bonds of peptides and proteins."

The session had presenters exclusively from academic institutions, hailing from Syracuse University, University at Albany, SUNY, Northeastern University, and Boston University.