West-Eberhard elected to the Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

Galileo Gallilei's and the oldest academy of science in the world. In 1603, four young men put their names to a document about the pursuit of science, and in so doing brought into being the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Galileo Galilei added his great name and fame to the Accademia in 1611, and the number of members increased steadily with the addition of foreign and Italian men of science, poets, lawyers, and philologists until in 1625 the number of fellows reached 32. Currently, the aim of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is to promote, coordinate, integrate and spread scientific knowledge in its highest expression, in the unity and universality of culture.

A newly elected foreign member, Mary Jane West-Eberhard, biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) joins the oldest academy of science in the world, and the most important cultural and scientific society of Italy. The Academy is divided into two Classes: Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Moral, Historical and Philological Sciences. Each of the two Classes comprises 90 national members, 90 corresponding members and 90 foreign members, 27 of them in the biological sciences.

West-Eberhard, whose primary research is on the behavior and evolution of social wasps, is the author of the book Developmental plasticity and evolution, published by Oxford University Press in 2003, and recipient of the R. R. Hawkins Award of the American Association of Publishers for the "Outstanding Professional, Reference or Scholarly Work of 2003." One reviewer called the book "an intellectual blitzkrieg" whose "scope and scholarship are truly awe inspiring."

Soon after the publication of Developmental plasticity and evolution, the American Society of Naturalists presented West-Eberhard with the 2003 Sewall Wright Award, sometimes called "the ultimate recognition for an established evolutionary biologist" created in 1991 in honor of evolutionary biologist Sewall Wright.

Contact: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
2. Depiction of findings selected as 2007 Image of the Year by Society for Nuclear Medicine
3. CSHL selected for odENCODE Data Coordination Center
4. University of Arizona neurobiologist John Hildebrand elected to the National Academy of Sciences
5. Einsteins Dr. Vern Schramm elected to the National Academy of Sciences
6. 5 Stanford professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
7. Salk scientist Ursula Bellugi elected to National Academy of Sciences
8. Psychology professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
9. ORNLs Thundat elected fellow of AAAS
10. Leading scientists elected to EMBO ranks
11. Three UCSF faculty elected to Institute of Medicine

Post Your Comments:

(Date:5/16/2017)... , May 16, 2017   Bridge ... health organizations, and MD EMR Systems , ... development partner for GE, have established a partnership ... Portal product and the GE Centricity™ products, including ... EMR. These new integrations will ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... The global military biometrics market ... by the presence of several large global players. The ... major players - 3M Cogent, NEC Corporation, M2SYS Technology, ... 61% of the global military biometric market in 2016. ... military biometrics market boast global presence, which has catapulted ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D ... will run alongside the expo portion of the event ... and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing ... and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Proscia ... be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” ... pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... and LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , Oct. ... Cancer Research, London (ICR) and University ... SKY92, SkylineDx,s prognostic tool to risk-stratify patients with multiple myeloma ... MUK nine . The University of Leeds ... partly funded by Myeloma UK, and ICR will perform the ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new study published in ... and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. The multi-center matched ... , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen transfer cohorts, the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... CALIF. (PRWEB) , ... October 10, 2017 , ... San ... part of its corporate rebranding initiative announced today. The bold new look is ... reach, as the company moves into a significant growth period. , It will also ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: