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Contact: Samantha Katz
American Institute of Biological Sciences

AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences

Awards presented May 14, in Washington D.C., at the AIBS 2007 Annual Meeting: Evolutionary Biology and Human Health

Washington, DC -- Each year the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) presents awards to eminent individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. AIBS is pleased to announce the following award winners for 2007:

The awards ceremony will take place on May 14 at the AIBS Annual Meeting, in the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

AIBS President Douglas Futuyma and Executive Director Richard O'Grady said in a joint statement: "We are pleased to honor these talented and dedicated individuals. From a variety of backgrounds, they have all made significant positive contributions to the field of biology."

For more information on the AIBS annual awards, see www.aibs.org/about-aibs/awards.html. For more information on the 2007 awards ceremony, see www.aibs.org/annual-meeting/annual_meeting_2007.html

Below are brief descriptions of the award winners:


About AIBS: The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. Founded in 1947 as a part of the National Academy of Sciences, AIBS became an independent, member-governed organization in the 1950s. Today, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and a staff of approximately 50, AIBS is sustained by a robust membership of some 5,000 biologists and 200 professional societies and scientific organizations; the combined individual membership of the latter exceeds 250,000. AIBS advances its mission by participating in coalition activities in research, education, and public policy; publishing the peer-reviewed journal BioScience and the education Web site ActionBioscience.org; providing scientific peer review and advisory services to government agencies and other clients; convening meetings; and managing scientific programs. Web site: www.aibs.org.

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