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Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Pioneer Award winners Katherine High, Amit Nathwani, Arthur Nienhuis, and Andrew Davidoff honored
Recognized for her pioneering work to develop gene therapy for hemophilia spanning several decades, taking it from the laboratory into human clinical trials, is Katherine A. High, M.D., Spark Therapeutics. Also recognized for their demonstration of successful clinical applications of adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy for hemophilia B are Amit C. Nathwani, M.D., Ph.D., UCL Cancer Institute, and Arthur W. Nienhuis, M.D., and Andrew M. Davidoff, M.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
'Research of the very highest quality': DFG awards 2015 Leibniz Prizes
The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft decided to award the 2015 Leibniz Prize to eight researchers. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 136 nominees. Of the eight new prizewinners, three are from the natural sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, and two from the life sciences. Each will receive prize money of 2.5 million euros.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Leibniz Prize for Hartmut Leppin
The steering committee of the German Research Foundation last week in Bonn announced that the Frankfurt ancient historian Prof. Hartmut Leppin was awarded the 2015 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, which is endowed with a grant of 2.5 million Euro.

Contact: Hartmut Leppin
h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Two INRS professors named Fellows of the American Physical Society
Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-3817
INRS

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
NJIT physicist is named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Gordon Thomas, an inventive problem-solver whose creations -- from medical devices, to weapons sensors, to optical communications fiber -- are remarkable for their diversity as well as their ingenuity and practicality, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Burg recognized as National Academy of Inventors fellow
Karen Burg, vice president for research at Kansas State University, has been named one of the 170 newest National Academy of Inventors fellows.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Karen Burg
785-532-5110
Kansas State University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names UT Arlington researchers as Fellows
Daniel W. Armstrong and Richard Timmons, professors in the UT Arlington College of Science, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Together, they hold more than 30 patents.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-272-9208
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Neglected disease research in Lao PDR -- capacity building in Burundi
This year, the R. Geigy Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, confers two awards: one to the Laotian scientist Somphou Sayasone, the other to the Swiss TPH Jubilee Project 'Connecting the Dots.' The value of the prizes awarded is 10,000 CHF and 70,000 CHF, respectively. With its awards the RGS recognizes excellent achievements in neglected disease research in South-East Asia and capacity building in Burundi.

Contact: Christian Heuss
christian.heuss@unibas.ch
41-612-848-683
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Nadine Aubry named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Aubry is a globally recognized leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor contributes to the study of cell genetics
Cytogenetics is a branch of science that studies the structure and function of cells with a focus on the chromosomes found within the cell. Often, plant cell researchers can be limited in their experiments due to the lack of methods available to study these complex structures. Using tools created and patented by James Birchler, a scientist at the University of Missouri, plant researchers are able to break down and engineer small parts of a chromosome and further their research.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor advances the study of nanomedicine
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to image and treat disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment. Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is developing nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles and other 'green' technologies, to image and treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and degeneration of the eye.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
SMU cyber warrior Fred Chang receives annual 'Security 7' award
Southern Methodist University's cyber warrior, Fred Chang, has been named an Information Security Magazine 'Security 7' award winner, which annually spotlights information security leaders at the top of their profession.

Contact: Kim Cobb
cobbk@smu.edu
214-768-7654
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Fourth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors
OU professors named fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Oklahoma professors -- Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel -- have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Louisiana Tech University chemistry professor, inventor named a 2014 NAI Fellow
Dr. Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Houston scientists named to National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Houston faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their contributions to scientific and technological innovation. The new University of Houston fellows are Allan Jacobson, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at University of Houston and Robert A. Welch Chair of Science, and Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names Phillip d. Zamore, Ph.D., 2014 fellow
University of Massachusetts Medical School Professor Phillip D. Zamore, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of RNA silencing, also called RNA interference, was named a 2014 Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Zamore is credited with identifying the biochemical machinery responsible for RNA silencing, the mechanism through which small pieces of genetic material can turn specific genes on or off.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
UNT researcher named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
A University of North Texas plant biologist has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

Contact: Leslie Minton
Leslie.Minton@unt.edu
940-565-4835
University of North Texas

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names two Sanford-Burnham researchers as Charter Fellows
Erkki Ruoslahti and Kristiina Vuori have been named NAI Fellows -- a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.

Contact: Susan Gammon Ph.D.
sgammon@sanfordburnham.org
858-795-5012
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Two University of Houston scientists named to National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Houston faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their contributions to scientific and technological innovation. The new UH fellows are Allan Jacobson, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH and Robert A. Welch Chair of Science, and Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
IU and Regenstrief GRACE study selected as landmark for advancing care of older adults
The seminal 2007 GRACE study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has been identified as one of 27 studies conducted over the past quarter century that have helped shape the practice of geriatric medicine.

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Paul Daniel Dapkus wins 2015 John Tyndall Award
The Optical Society and the IEEE Photonics Society announced that Paul Daniel Dapkus, W. M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Engineering at USC, is the recipient of the 2015 John Tyndall Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the field of optics. Dapkus was selected for his 'pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of metal organic chemical vapor deposition and high performance quantum well semiconductor lasers,' according to the organizations.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
mediarelations@osa.org
240-535-4954
The Optical Society

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Günter Meyer receives 2014 Jere L. Bacharach Service Award
At its most recent congress in Washington, the Middle East Studies Association of North America presented the 2014 Jere L. Bacharach Service Award to professor Günter Meyer, an economic and social geographer based in Mainz and head of the Center for Research on the Arab World at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Contact: Professor Dr. Günter Meyer
g.meyer@geo.uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22701
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Mason Inman and Karl Urban awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship
The European Geosciences Union has named journalists Mason Inman and Karl Urban as the winners of its 2015 Science Journalism Fellowship. Each of them will be awarded €2,500 for their journalism projects. The support will allow Inman to dig into how estimates of shale gas resources are made, while Urban will report on obtaining a new kind of geothermal energy.

Contact: Bárbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Fall 2014 meeting of th Acoustical Society of America
Sheila E. Blumstein awarded Silver Medal in Speech Communication
Sheila E. Blumstein, Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, has been awarded the Silver Medal in Speech Communication by the Acoustical Society of America.
Acoustical Society of America

Contact: Elaine Moran
asa@acousticalsociety.org
516-576-2360
Acoustical Society of America

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Six undergraduate researchers receive Victoria Finnerty Awards
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Drosophila research community are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards. These awards support travel costs for undergraduates engaged in research to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference sponsored by GSA. The six winners will present their research at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, which will take place in Chicago, IL, March 4-8, 2015.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
raiyar@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

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