Biemann Medal

The Biemann Medal is awarded to an individual early in his or her career in recognition of significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry. The Biemann Medal was established by contributions from students, postdoctoral associates and friends to honor Professor Klaus Biemann. The medal is conferred at the ASMS Annual Conference with the presentation of a $5,000 cash award, the Biemann Medal, and the award lecture.

Nominations are due November 30. Nomination Form (PDF fill-in form). Please scroll down for additional information on eligibility and how to submit a nomination.

Erin Baker, 2022 Recipient

Erin Baker is the recipient of the 2022 ASMS Biemann Medal for her significant contributions in the development and application of IMS-MS technologies.  The impact of her work has been amplified due to her notable and unique ability to form a bridge between the new IMS-MS technology development and the diverse applications the technology enables.  Examples of innovative scientific contributions include:  (1) development of  new IMS techniques and methods and significant contributions to the improvement of drift tube IMS (DTIMS) platforms; (2) coupling of this improved IMS-MS platform with solid-phase extraction and LC separations to enable high-throughput IMS measurements with enhanced sensitivity for metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics and exposomics applications; (3) creation of one of the first collision cross section (CCS) databases for more than 500 metabolites and xenobiotics to enable large-scale metabolomics and exposomic studies by IMS technology; and (4) development of a cheminformatic toolbox    called Structural-based Connectivity and Omic Phenotype Evaluations (SCOPE), to enable the assessment and visualization of lipidomic associations in environmental and clinical studies.

In addition, Dr. Baker has contributed to the mass spectrometry community through her key role in the establishment of the new group “Females in Mass Spectrometry (FeMS)” whose initial activities coincided with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. During this unusual situation that has isolated individuals from their communities, FeMS has built an extensive worldwide network (also including males, transgender, and nonbinary participants) that provides frequent virtual opportunities for education, collaboration, and mentorship.

Dr. Baker is Associate Professor of Chemistry, North Carolina State University.

Eligibility & How To Submit a Nomination

Eligibility.  Nominees must be within the first 15 years of receiving the Ph.D. in the year nomination is considered. This is a general guideline and exceptions will be considered. Exceptions should be requested in the letter of nomination. Nominee must be current member of ASMS.

How to Submit Nomination. Use this Nomination Form (PDF fill-in form). Nominations are held for three years so long as the date of PhD is still within the eligible range. The award is conferred at the ASMS Annual Conference with the presentation of a $5,000 cash award, the Biemann Medal, and the award lecture.