AsBIC Awards

One of the initiatives to promote the field of biological inorganic chemistry by AsBIC is through honoring outstanding researchers with biennially two Graeme Hanson Early Career Awards, the annual James Hoeschele Mid Career Award and the biennial AsBIC Outstanding Achievement Award. The James Hoeschele award was established with a donation by James Hoeschele.

The awards are open and applications should be submitted through the online form (links below; preferred) or via email. The application deadline is March 31, 2022. Please follow the links for the application guidelines for each award.

Graeme-Hanson-AsBIC Early Career Researcher Award:

Contact:  Prof Wee Han Ang (Secretary, AsBIC Steering Committee) [email protected] 

James Hoeschele AsBIC Award:

AsBIC Outstanding Achievement Award:

Contact: Prof Wonwoo Nam (Chair, AsBIC Steering Committee) [email protected]


AsBIC Outstanding Achievement Award

Biological Inorganic Chemistry would not be at its exciting stage now if not for its pioneers, whose unyielding efforts have paved the way for further exploration of novel and impactful ideas. To recognize and honor the outstanding individuals who have made creative, impactful and exceptional contributions, and played an instrumental role in the development of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region, the AsBIC Outstanding Achievement Award is awarded biennially, and will be presented at the next AsBIC conference.

Previous winners are:

2020    Zijian Guo, Nanjing University

2018    Sue Berners-Price, Griffith University

2016    Shunichi Fukuzumi, Osaka University

2014    Wonwoo Nam, Ewha Womens University, Korea

2012    Teizo Kitagawa, University of Hyogo, Japan


Graeme Hanson AsBIC Early Career Researcher Award

The Graeme Hanson AsBIC Early Career Researcher Award provides support and recognition to scientists in the Asia-Pacific Region at the beginning of their careers. The support of early career researchers was at the heart of Graeme Hanson’s work throughout his career. Two awards are available every second year for excellence in the broad field of biological inorganic chemistry. 

Previous winners are:

2020    Seungwoo Hong

            Taotao Zou

2018    Woon Ju Song, Seoul National University
            Tsai-Te Lu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

2016    Anna Renfrew, University of Sydney
            Ho Yu Au-Yeung, University of Hong Kong

2014    Elizabeth New, University of Sydney
            Filip Kielar, Naresuan University, Thailand


James Hoeschele AsBIC Award

The “James Hoeschele AsBIC Award” was established in 2018 with the generous support from Prof. James Hoeschele (Eastern Michigan University), the co-inventor of carboplatin, to recognize the outstanding scientific contributions in biological inorganic chemistry of colleagues in their mid-careers in the Asia-Pacific region. The Award aims also to encourage collaboration and strengthen cooperation within the Asia-Pacific biological inorganic chemistry community.

Previous winners are:

2020     Mi Hee Lim
             Jun-Long Zhang