Gregorio Weber - Memorial Fund


Gregorio Weber's scientific career had a profound impact on the field of Biochemistry, not only at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but also internationally. To perpetuate his legacy of imaginative science, dedication to quality education, hospitality, and pursuit of excellence in biochemistry, his colleagues, friends and former students announce the creation of The Gregorio Weber Fund.

This endowment will support two endeavors:

The Gregorio Weber Fellowship in Biochemistry

This fellowship is intended to recognize Gregorio Weber's contribution to graduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  It will be awarded annually to a graduate student in the Biochemistry Department at UIUC who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, independence in research and originality of thought.  The award will provide financial aid toward completing the recipient's studies.

The Gregorio Weber International Prize for Biological Fluorescence

To commemorate the global scope of Gregorio Weber's scientific career an international award is being established.  This Prize will be presented periodically.  It is intended to help launch the career of a promising young scientist.  This international competition will be open to all recent doctoral graduates who have completed their doctorate within indicated calender years.  The applicant's general topic of reserach should encompass some realm of biological fluorescence.  From materials submitted by the applicant, an international panel will select the awardee.  The prize will confer a monetary award and will include an invited lecture by the awardee at the Weber Symposium held approximately at three year intervals.

Information on previous winners can be found at:

Contributions to the Weber Fund may be made by checks made out to UIF/ Gregorio Weber Fund and sent to:

University of Illinois Foundation
P.O. Box 3429
Champaign, IL  61826-9916.

For additional information please contact Linda Hawn at (217)333-3945 or (217)265-0385 (FAX) or

Gifts to support the Weber Fund are tax deductable as allowed by law.

Gregorio Weber - A Fluorescent Lifetime