Prof. János Hajdu receives the Gregori Aminoff Prize

We are very proud to inform you about the success of Prof. János Hajdu, leader of the ELIBIO project at ELI Beamlines. Today, he was awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his fundamental contributions to the development of X-ray free electron laser based structural biology.

The Gregori Aminoff Prize is intended to reward a documented, individual contribution in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and dissolution of crystal structures. Some preference should be shown for work evincing elegance in the approach to the problem. In 1979, the Gregori Aminoff Prize was awarded for the first time.

János Hajdu was born in 1948 in Budapest and has a very rich scientific career.

He graduated with a degree in chemistry at the Eötvös Loránd University in his hometown in 1973. He received a PhD in biology from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1980, and a D.Sc. in physics in 1994.

He held and still holds many important academic and research posts and was honoured with many awards. He worked as a lecturer in biochemistry/biophysics at Christ Church, Oxford University, U.K., a professor of photon science at Stanford University in the USA, a professor of molecular biophysics at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, and as an advisor to the director of the European XFEL in Germany.

He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Many thanks to János Hajdu for his work and tireless activities in science and research. Congratulations!  We all wish you prosperity in your professional and private life.