Todd Yeates has received The DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The Award is given in the field of computational biology for “the most accessible and innovative development or application of computer technology to enhance research in the life sciences at the molecular level.”
The prize was established in memory of Warren Lyford DeLano, who developed PyMOL, an open source molecular viewer software and was an advocate for open source practices in the sciences.
Previous winners of this prestigious award include Vijay Pande, Michael Levitt, Helen Berman, Barry Honig and Axel Brunger.
Todd is recognized for his multiple, profound contributions to computational biology. These include: methods to design large, open protein shells capable of encapsulating cargo; methods to infer protein interactions from genome sequences; a powerful method to detect errors in protein structures; and a method to detect twinning which often bedevils protein structure determination.