Award: Gilles Lajoie recognized for remarkable achievements in biological science

Congratulations to Gilles Lajoie, PhD, who was recently awarded the CNPN-Tony Pawson Proteomics Award from the Canadian National Proteomics Network. This award, formerly called the CNPN Distinguished Scientist Award, recognizes remarkable achievements on the fundamental understanding and/or practice of proteomics in biological sciences.  

Lajoie is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, a pioneer in the field of proteomics and has an international reputation for scientific and technical achievements. The awards committee recognized him for developing and applying innovative technological approaches that have revolutionized the use of mass spectrometry in biology and biomedical research.

This award was renamed in 2014 in recognition of the seminal contributions to the proteomics field of one of the most influential Canadian scientists of all time, the late Prof. Tony Pawson, who received the CNPN award in 2013.

Lajoie accepted his award at the annual meeting of the CNPN held in Vancouver in May.