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Mark Estelle of Indiana University awarded Kumho International Science Prize

Indiana University Professor Mark Estelle has been awarded the 2006 Kumho International Science Prize by the Kumho Cultural Foundation of Seoul, Korea and its chairman, Sam Koo Park. The awards process was administered on behalf of the Kumho Cultural Foundation by the American Society of Plant Biologists.

After considering a number of possible awardees, each responsible for major discoveries in plant science, the selection committee chose Dr. Estelle for elucidating the mechanism of action of auxin, an essential regulator of plant growth and development. These studies recently culminated in the identification of the auxin receptor by Estelle's group and by Ottoline Leyser at the University of York. There had been exhaustive, multi-year searches by laboratories across the globe for this elusive finding.

Upon being notified that Dr. Estelle had won the award, ASPB President Michael Thomashow said "This is wonderful news about Mark. He is a superb scientist who has made seminal contributions to our understanding of hormone signaling. He is highly deserving of the prestigious Kumho International Science Prize."

Dr. Estelle commented, "I am very grateful and honored to be selected to receive the Kumho award. It is a tremendous endorsement of the work we are doing here at Indiana University."

The award ceremony will take place at the Kumho Art Gallery/Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea June 23, 2006. A $30,000 prize is included with the award, along with Dr. Estelle's round-trip travel to the award ceremony. Dr. Estelle will also speak on his research during the ASPB awards symposium at the Society's annual meeting in Chicago in 2007.

The year 2006 is the first year in which ASPB administered the award selection for the Kumho Cultural Foundation. The selection was previously done by the International Society of Plant Molecular Biologists. Dr. Roger Hangarter, ASPB Immediate Past President, notified Dr. Estelle o
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Contact: Brian Hyps
bhyps@aspb.org
301-251-0560
American Society of Plant Biologists
24-Jan-2006


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