Linus Pauling Award

The Linus Pauling Award is in honor of the life and work of Dr. Linus Pauling, two times Nobel Prize winner, in 1954 for Chemistry and in 1962 for Peace. Dr. Pauling was globally admired for his tremendous contributions to chemistry and for advocating peace. Dr. Pauling shared the spotlight in this latter endeavor with Albert Einstein. These scholarships will be awarded for students to attend the Pauling Biotech Symposium or to apply to education related expenses.

The Linus Pauling-ActoKine Award

This award is named as Linus Pauling-ActoKine award because this award is sponsored by Actokine Therapeutics, a biotech company specializing in drug rescue and new drug discovery. Cytokines are proteins produced by cells in response to foreign pathogens. Recombinant engineering protein drugs manufactured by successful biotech firms (Amgen, Genentech, Biogen and Serono) are cytokines or antagonists to cytokines.

Applicants need to choose a cytokine (e.g. IL-1a, IL-b, IL-RA, TNFs, Apoptosis ligands, any TNF-related proteins) and submit a short abstract for new therapeutic indications of a cytokine. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a three-page essay with a diagram suggesting a new therapeutic indication for a cytokine.

1st page: introduction to your favorite cytokine, showing how it is related to disease(s).
2nd page: a diagram(s) to show how the cytokine works, or its potential mechanism(s) based on known public information.
3rd page: hypothesis, of a new therapeutic indication for the cytokine or antagonist of its action.

Selected students (no age limit) will give a short talk on these three items during the Pauling Biotech Symposium.

Submission for application of Linus Pauling-ActoKine Award

  1. Submission of a cytokine abstract (Please Click here to apply.)
  2. Selection of abstract for essay
  3. Submission of a three-page essay
  4. Seminar presentation at the Linus Pauling Symposium

For questions about this application, please contact Dr. Anthony Pauling at antoK at or call 617-566-0511.

We also hope to create Linus Pauling Biotech/Pharma/Mentor awards for scientists from around the world.

We are seeking speakers, booth presenters, participants, volunteers and sponsors for the Pauling Biotech Symposium.

Click here to sign up for the Symposium.

Dr. Alex Pauling at alexK1 at or 617-566-0511 for additional information.

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