Biography - Benno P. Schoenborn

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Benno SchoenbornBenno Schoenborn received the ACA Bau Neutron Diffraction Award in 2016 for his pioneering work on neutron crystallography and its application to biology. He applied neutron scattering to proteins such as the 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosome, Na-K ATPase, gramicidin A, thermolysin, hemoglobin, and the acetylcholine receptor. He has been aptly called the “father of neutron protein crystallography,” since he was the first to determine a protein structure (myoglobin) by neutron diffraction.