The American Nuclear Society has designated the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory an ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark, recognizing more than 50 years of isotope production and nuclear fuel cycle research.
Argonne National Laboratory nanoscientist Anirudha Sumant has earned a TechConnect Innovation Award for the third year in a row. The award recognizes Sumant's work on nitrogen-incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamonds for application as a portable electron source in field emission cathodes. The technology was developed in partnership with Euclid Techlabs to create a superior field emission electron source for use in linear accelerators.
Professor Stefan Knapp from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Buchmann Institute of Molecular Life Sciences at the Goethe University has been elected as one of 62 new members in the European scientific organization for molecular biology, EMBO, joining a group of more than 1800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has pledged sponsorship for the 2019 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.
The recipients of the EMBO Gold Medal 2018 are Czech microbiologist Marek Basler and German biochemist Melina Schuh. Marek Basler, who is based at the Biozentrum at the University of Basel, Switzerland, receives the award for his pioneering work on bacterial type VI secretion systems (T6SS). Melina Schuh from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, is awarded the medal in recognition of her ground-breaking work on meiosis in mammalian oocytes.
A philosopher from the University of Houston has received the 2018 Article Prize from the American Philosophical Association for work demonstrating that a wide range of animal species exhibit 'executive control' in decision-making, acting in ways long thought to require language.
Seong-Hoon Cho, professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will spend six months in South Korea, designing the country's framework for forest carbon sequestration payments that optimizes risk/reward trade-offs.
Professor Luis Caffarelli is receiving one of the world's biggest prizes for mathematics, the 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, which includes $1.2 million.
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) promotes excellence in the life sciences. Today it announced the election of 62 outstanding life scientists as new members who are joining a group of more than 1,800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. One of them is IST Austria Professor Leonid Sazanov whose pioneering work on membrane proteins is recognized by EMBO with the life-long membership.
EMBO announces today that 62 outstanding life scientists have been elected to its membership, joining a group of more than 1,800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.