SANTA CLARA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Affymetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFFX) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced Affymetrix' support of the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding discoveries published in the journal, Science
. With Affymetrix' support, the prize's monetary award will more than double to a total of $25,000 per year, making it one of the largest multidisciplinary awards in science. The next prize will be awarded at the AAAS Annual Meeting, to take place in Seattle, WA, in February 2004.
"AAAS is committed to supporting scientific advances that serve society by enhancing human knowledge and public welfare," said Alan I. Leshner, AAAS CEO and Executive Publisher of the Association's journal, Science. "The AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, supported by Affymetrix, is an important component of those efforts. It's particularly gratifying that this historic award will now receive generous support from a company whose founder was himself a Newcomb Cleveland Prize winner. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the prize in inspiring innovation and promoting engagement in the scientific enterprise."
"We received this coveted award in 1992 for the publication of microarray technology and now are enthusiastic to support its continued legacy," said Stephen P.A. Fodor, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO of Affymetrix. "It's important to recognize and encourage innovative work by scientists, as these publications will become the foundation for new areas of scientific research and discovery in the future."
Affymetrix Founder Stephen Fodor, Ph.D., Lubert Stryer, M.D., and colleagues were awarded the Newcomb Cleveland Prize in 1992 for a landmark publication containing the first reported description of microarray technology and combinatorial chemistry techniques for the generation of large chemical libraries.(Light-directed, spatially addressable parallel chemical syPage: 1 2 3 Related biology news :1
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