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Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Kansas State University graduate student to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Courtney Passow, Kansas State University doctoral student in biology, is one of 672 young scientists selected worldwide to attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Mars Inc.

Contact: Courtney Passow
cnpassow@k-state.edu
Kansas State University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
SDSC researchers win NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award
Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, are the recipient of NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award for their collaborative work in developing an accelerated GPU (graphics processing unit) code to simulate earthquake physics necessary for safer building design.

Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Can engineered carbon nanotubes help to avert our water crisis?
Carbon nanotube membranes have a bright future in addressing the world's growing need to purify water from the sea, researchers say in a study published in the journal Desalination.

Contact: Sacha Boucherie
s.boucherie@elsevier.com
31-204-853-564
Elsevier

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Adrian Liu is named inaugural Origins Project Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship winner
The Origins Project at Arizona State University awarded its first Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship to Adrian Liu of the University of California, Berkeley. The award, the largest of its kind in the world, is in recognition of Liu's groundbreaking early career work in exploring the astrophysics of the early universe.

Contact: Skip Derra
skip.derra@asu.edu
480-965-4823
Arizona State University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Jim Allison wins 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize Saturday in recognition of his work opening a completely new way to treat cancer.

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Tiny Triffids march to Science Photography Competition's top prize
An image of a diamond-coated forest of carbon nanotubes that can act as miniature electron emitters, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 'March of the Triffids', by Paul May, from the University of Bristol, shows carbon nanotubes, around 50,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, that are joined to form structures that act as emitters for electrical current.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
A novel diagnostic method in Crohn's disease
Raja Atreya has developed a fluorescent antibody spray that enables physicians to detect the target molecules in an anti-TNF immunotherapy of Crohn's disease. The treatment is more effective in patients with a large number of target molecules than in patients with few target molecules.

Contact: Dr. Hildegard Kaulen
h.k@kaulen.wi.shuttle.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 14-Mar-2015
Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for pioneer work in cancer immunotherapy
The prize-winners have made cancer immunotherapy a hot topic in medicine. James P. Allison is unleashing the immune system, while Carl H. June is using modified T cells to beat leukemia. Both strategies are paying off clinically.

Contact: Hildegard Kaulen
h.k@kaulen.wi.shuttle.de
49-061-225-2718
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Dr. P. Patrick Leahy of the American Geosciences Institute awarded Pick and Gavel Award
The Association of American State Geologists has recognized the Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute, Dr. P Patrick Leahy with its prestigious Pick and Gavel Award. This award recognizes distinguished friends of geology who have made major contributions to advancing or facilitating the role that geoscience plays in our society.

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Congress 2015 -- Canadian Association of Physicists
INRS professor François Légaré wins the 2015 Herzberg Medal
Professor François Légaré of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre has been awarded the 2015 Herzberg Medal by the Canadian Association of Physicists in recognition of his outstanding contributions in ultra-fast molecular imaging and the development of high peak power infrared lasers for high harmonic generation and tissue imaging using optical nonlinear microscopy.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
West Coast SDB Regional Meeting
MARC Travel Awards announcement for: The West Coast SDB Regional Meeting
FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the West Coast SDB Regional Meeting from March 24-27, 2015 in Yosemite, Calif.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
2015 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
MARC travel awards announced for: The 2015 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
FASEB MARC, Maximizing Access to Research Careers, Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2015 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting from April 24-26, 2015 in Chicago, Ill.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Penn immunotherapy pioneer Carl June awarded Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV expert Carl June, M.D., has been named one of two recipients of the 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his outstanding work in cancer immunotherapy. Since 1952, the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize has been awarded to scientists who have made great advancements in the fields in which Paul Ehrlich worked, in particular immunology, cancer research, microbiology, and chemotherapy.

Contact: Holly Auer
holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5659
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
The Holberg Prize names Marina Warner as 2015 laureate
Today, The Holberg Prize, the largest annual international prize awarded to outstanding researchers in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology, named British author, scholar and critic Marina Warner as its 2015 laureate. Warner will receive the financial award of £ 380,000 during a formal ceremony at the University of Bergen on June 10.

Contact: Lene Steimler
lene.steimler@holbergprisen.no
47-403-30035
The University of Bergen

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Bigelow Laboratory's Shimmield recognized for contributions to oceanography
Graham Shimmield, executive director of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean received the Society for Underwater Technology's President's Award 2014, given annually to a member of the international ocean community. The Society for Underwater Technology focuses on underwater technology, ocean science, and offshore engineering. Shimmield was recognized for bridging the space between science, industry, and academia. He serves as Chair of INSITE, providing independent scientific, evidence-based information on the impact of man-made structures in the North Sea.

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Electrochemical Society Canada Section Meetings
INRS professor Federico Rosei received the 2015 Lash Miller Award
Professor Federico Rosei of INRS's Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications is the recipient of the 2015 Electrochemical Society Canada Section Lash Miller Award. In conferring this award, the Electrochemical Society acknowledges his remarkable contribution to solid state science and technology.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Climate Change and Plant Science Symposium
New England Wild Flower Society honors leader of global seed banking program
New England Wild Flower Society announced that its inaugural Founders' Medal will be awarded to Dr. Paul P. Smith, until recently Head of the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in Great Britain. The award will be presented at a dinner hosted by the Society and the British Consulate-General Boston at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., on March 26.
New England Wild Flower Society

Contact: Carol McGarry
cmcgarry@newenglandwild.org
New England Wild Flower Society

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
UTSA microbiologist named fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology
Karl Klose, microbiology professor in the UTSA College of Sciences and researcher in the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has been named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
UTSA biochemist selected as Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology
Andrew Tsin, professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, has been named a Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology for his dedication and exemplary contributions in the field. Tsin will receive the honor at the 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting, May 3-7 in Denver.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
TUM Prof. Arthur Konnerth shares in million-euro Brain Prize
The Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation has announced that this year's million-euro Brain Prize will be shared by four scientists, including Prof. Arthur Konnerth of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen. The 2015 Brain Prize is being awarded for 'the invention, refinement and use of two-photon microscopy to provide detailed, dynamic images of activity in individual nerve cells, dendrites and synapses, thereby transforming the study of development, plasticity and functional circuitry of the brain.'
German Research Foundation, European Research Council, Friedrich Schiedel Foundation

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-162-427-9876
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Winfried Denk, Arthur Konnerth, Karel Svoboda and David Tank win The Brain Prize
The Brain Prize has been awarded to four scientists: Winfried Denk, Arthur Konnerth, Karel Svoboda and David Tank. The scientists will share the 1 million euro prize, to be presented on May 7 in Copenhagen by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, for their invention and development of two-photon microscopy, a transformative tool in brain research.

Contact: Anastasia Greenebaum
agreenebaum@simonsfoundation.org
212-524-6097
Simons Foundation

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
World's most valuable brain research prize goes to inventors of revolutionary microscope
Neuroscience's answer to the Nobel Prize -- the Brain Prize -- goes to four brain researchers for the invention, development and application of the revolutionary technique two-photon microscopy.
Grethe Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation

Contact: Tom Parkhill
tom@parkhill.it
39-349-238-8191
Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
ENDO 2015: The 97th Annual Meeting & EXPO in San Diego, CA
BBC News team receives Endocrine Society journalism award
A team of BBC News journalists received the Endocrine Society's annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today.

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
jgingery@endocrine.org
202-971-3655
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Experimental Biology 2015
MARC Travel Awards announced for EB 2015
FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting in Boston, Mass., from March 28-April 1, 2015. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at EB 2015.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
79 Fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
In January of 2015, the American Academy of Microbiology elected 79 new Fellows. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

Contact: Aleea Khan
akhan@asmusa.org
American Society for Microbiology

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