The Spence award, named after its first recipient, Prof. John Spence, is awarded by BioXFEL and recognizes excellence in the area of XFEL science applied to biological problems. Nominations are made internally by BioXFEL members but the award can go to any person at any stage of their career. 

It is intended to honor a significant contribution to the area of science that BioXFEL aims to impact. 

The form of the nomination is a one to a two-page letter describing the potential awardee and the reason for the nomination. This can come from one person or a group. The recipient of the award will be determined by the BioXFEL external advisory board. The Spence award will be given at the 2019 BioXFEL meeting. Nominations are due no later than Feb 5th, 2019.


Nominations for the 2019 award should be sent electronically to:

Jill Szczesek, Managing Director  NSF BioXFEL Science and Technology Center

700 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY-14203 

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