Anthony Hyman, group leader and director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden (Germany), is this year's winner of the EMBO Gold Medal. This prestigious prize is awarded by EMBO in recognition of Anthony Hyman's outstanding work on understanding the mechanisms and components involved in the division of living cells. He will receive this award at the EMBO Members Meeting "Frontiers of Molecular Biology" in Killarney, Ireland, on 17th October, 2003.
"To me, being awarded this prize reflects the opinion of my peers about my scientific work," said Hyman shortly after being notified "and therefore feels like a real accomplishment".
The EMBO Gold Medal highlights the quality of European molecular biology performed by young research scientists. It is awarded annually to a European scientist under 40 years of age. The medal has been awarded to many illustrious recipients in the past. It brings the high-quality work of young European scientists to the attention of a worldwide audience. In this way the EMBO Gold Medal acts as an indicator of standards achieved by European scientists. The awardee is also honoured as being a role model for scientists in Europe. (German release: http://www.embo.org/press/gold_medal2003_d.html)
Anthony Hyman, born 1962 in Haifa, currently group leader and director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden (Germany), received his PhD in biology and zoology at King's College, Cambridge University, (England) in 1988. After working as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco (USA), Hyman joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg (Germany) as gr
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