HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Rutgers anthropologist to receive Crafoord Prize, biology's equivalent of Nobel Prize

New Brunswick, N.J. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today announced that it will award the 2007 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Robert Trivers, professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Crafoord Prize promotes international basic research in disciplines that complement those for which the Nobel Prizes are awarded. These include astronomy and mathematics, geosciences, biosciences (with a particular emphasis on ecology) and rheumatoid arthritis. In contrast, the science Nobel Prizes focus specifically on chemistry, physics and medicine.

The Crafoord Prize award is $500,000. Trivers will receive his prize from the Queen of Sweden during ceremonies on April 26. These ceremonies will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Crafoord Prize, one of the world's largest scientific prizes.

The Academy cited Trivers "for his fundamental analysis of social evolution, conflict and cooperation." The announcement elaborates: "Robert Trivers is one of the small group of pioneering scientists who began to ponder on the social behaviour patterns of animals and how they might have arisen through evolution. Between 1971 and 1976, he launched five ideas that have been of the greatest importance for the development of sociobiology. They have inspired many behavioural ecologists, who have to a large extent confirmed Trivers's ideas. ... [He] has laid the theoretical foundations for research on the evolution of social behavioural patterns in animals, a field that is known today as sociobiology and which is a part of the larger field of behavioural ecology."


'"/>

Contact: Carl Blesch
cblesch@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x616
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
18-Jan-2007


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Role of thyroid hormones in slumber under investigation at Rutgers
2. Rutgers, Penn researchers capture research dollars to improve prostate cancer diagnostic methods
3. Rutgers: GM/GMO/Biotech crop containment strategy
4. National Academy of Sciences elects 2 Rutgers professors
5. NSF funds new Rutgers plant biomaterials initiative
6. Rutgers survey examines public responses to the recent spinach recall
7. Rutgers College of Nursing dean authors a book on genetics and how it affects nursing and health
8. NSF funds biofertilizer research at Rutgers-Camden
9. Icelandic volcano caused historic famine in Egypt, says Rutgers-based team
10. Rutgers-led group lands $2.55 million to advance high school biology and math
11. $1.7 million for Rutgers anti-HIV drug research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/8/2019)... , ... October 07, 2019 , ... The future of ... the genetic level, resulting in people living longer, healthier lives. But it will be ... earth. , Leroy E. Hood, MD, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of the ...
(Date:10/3/2019)... ... 02, 2019 , ... Personalized Stem Cells, Inc (“PSC”), a human ... approved clinical trial for stem cell treatment of knee osteoarthritis . The successful enrollment ... a subsidiary of VetStem Biopharma. , PSC CEO, Michael Dale, stated, “We are proud ...
(Date:9/30/2019)... ... September 30, 2019 , ... As human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) ... the development and diseases of the human heart, there is an increasing need for ... muscle cells to be clearly and easily recorded. A study released today in STEM ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... 08, 2019 , ... As Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students ... executives with a set of recommendations to enhance supply chain processes. Now the ... TMP to a wider audience of industry leaders attending the 12th Annual Bio ...
(Date:10/3/2019)... ... October 02, 2019 , ... Today marked ... that is enabling clinical program outsourcing success by cultivating radical improvements in leadership, ... biotech veteran executive Brenda Reese, phaseUP™ brings clients deep, broad and unique expertise ...
(Date:9/30/2019)... WOODLANDS, Texas (PRWEB) , ... September 30, 2019 ... ... , the materials science newsletter from Rigaku Corporation , is now available ... techniques related to X-ray based materials science, including X-ray diffraction, fluorescence and imaging, ...
(Date:9/24/2019)... ... September 24, 2019 , ... The Grain Foods Foundation is ... Advisory Board. Dr. Holscher is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Department ... the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she has affiliate appointments with the Institute ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: