ISS Announces the Endowment of the Gregorio Weber Award

Champaign, Illinois - November 30, 2001 - ISS, Inc., announces the endowment of the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications. The award is intended to recognize and honor distinguished investigators who gave significant and original contributions to the advancement and applications of fluorescence techniques. Nominees must be senior level researchers with a rank of full professor, lab director or equivalent.

The award is named after Professor Gregorio Weber, who pioneered the developments in the theory and the application of fluorescence techniques to biology and biochemistry.

Selection Committee

The honoree is Selectedby a committee of six scientists. One member of the committee, who acts as the committee’s Secretary, is the current Chairman of the Fluorescence Biological Subgroup of The Biophysical Society, while the other five members are nominated by ISS upon invitation to serve on the committee for a three-year period. The committee has exclusive decision on the selection of the awardees. The committee membership can be viewed on the ISS website.


Nominations are sent to the committee’s Secretary, who will transmit the information to all the other members of the committee. Nominations for any given year must be received by December 31 of each year. Any nomination received after the December 31 deadline will be considered for the following year. No member of the committee can be nominated while serving on the committee. The nomination should include a 1-to-2 page description of the individual’s accomplishments and the relevance to the field.

Nominations should be sent to:

Gregorio Weber Award Committee
The Biophysical Society Fluorescence Biological Subgroup
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814

Periodicity and amount of the award

The award is assigned yearly and consists in a plaque and a nominal check in the amount of $2,000 who will be consigned to the honoree at the Fluorescence Biological Subgroup meeting during the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society.