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2006 SBS President’s Award Presented to Stephen Rees

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During the 12th Annual Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, SBS President Al Kolb presented the 2006 President’s Award to Mr. Stephen Rees for his outstanding efforts in advancing and enhancing the products and services offered by the Society for Biomolecular Sciences. 

Each year the President’s Award is given to an SBS member for outstanding contributions to the Society in support of the industry.

A member of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences since 2001, Mr. Rees served as the conference committee chair since 2005, program chair and session chair for 2004 and 2003, and a conference speaker in 2002 and 2000. He is the symposia organizer for 2007.  

Mr. Rees joined Glaxo Group Research in 1987 following graduation from the University of Bath

After initial training as a molecular biologist, he moved into the GPCR expression and assay development group in 1993. 

Over the last 13 years he has worked extensively in the area of mammalian gene expression, assay design and cell based compound screening. 

He is now a Director within the Screening and Compound Profiling Department in GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow where he is responsible for cell based HTS and Compound Profiling in support of local disease areas. 

In addition to this role he has been responsible for the management of all hit and lead identification programs for members of the G-protein coupled receptor superfamily. 

Mr. Rees has authored 40 scientific papers and has spoken at many international symposia including SBS.