IUBMB Life Young Investigator Award


  • If the manuscript is a Research Communication and the first author is a Ph.D. candidate or a Post-Doc no more than 3 years after the Ph.D., he or she is eligible to compete for the IUBMB Life- Wiley Young Investigator Award.
  • This annual award comes with a $2000 honorarium that will be awarded at an IUBMB meeting.
  • 2017 Award: Research Communications submitted on or before June 1, 2017 will be eligible and the prize will be awarded at an upcoming 2017 IUBMB meeting (location and date to be announced).

2016 Winner

Joanna Bober

Identification of new FGF1 binding partners—Implications for its intracellular function

Joanna Bober, PhD is a member of Protein Engineering Group at the Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw. During PhD studies, beginning in 2009, her scientific interests involved Fibroblast Growth Factor 1 (FGF1) and its unknown role inside the cell. Identification and verification of FGF1 intracellular binding partners was the main aim of the studies and resulted in preparing the reserach communication entitled „Identification of new FGF1 binding partners-Implications for its intracellular function” published in IUBMB Life. Joanna Bober is also one of the authors of a paper entitled „Nucleolin regulates phosphorylation and nuclear export of Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF1)” which explains the biological meaning of the interaction of FGF1 with one of the identified binding partners - nucleolin. Scientific experience of Joanna Bober involves protein engineering, proteome studies using mass spectrometry, pull-down assays and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) measurements for analysis of protein-protein interaction and cell culture related to experiments investigating cell proliferation, cell signaling and process of apoptosis.

Past Recipients

 2015: Yang Chao for  "Aquaporin-4 knockdown ameliorates hypoxic-ischemic cerebral edema in newborn piglets"

About the Editors

Weizmann Institute of Science

IUBMB Life Young Investigator Award

Joanna Bober

On behalf of the IUBMB, IUBMB Life and Wiley, it is with great pleasure and honor that we announce Joanna Bober as the recipient of the 2016 IUBMB Life - Wiley Young Investigator Award for her article, Identification of new FGF1 binding partners—Implications for its intracellular function.

More on Joanna Bober and the Award here.