"In 2001 we created the Wiley Foundation and The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences to acknowledge the contributions of the scholarly community to our corporate success," said Ms. Wiley. "Through this award we seek to recognize and foster ongoing excellence in scientific achievement and discovery. In addition to this award we have invited Dr. Hartl and Dr. Horwich to deliver a lecture at The Rockefeller University in New York City on April 6, 2007."
Last year's recipients of the Wiley Prize were Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Morris Herztein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Carol Greider, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology & Genetics at Johns Hopkins University, for their discovery of telomerase, the enzyme that maintains chromosomal integrity and the recognition of its importance in aging, cancer and stem cell biology. Later that year, Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Greider received the 2006 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, with Jack W. Szostak, Harvard Medical School, for their prediction and discovery of the telomerase enzyme. The prestigious Lasker Award is presented to scientists, physicians, and public servants, who have worked to understand, diagnose, prevent, treat, and even cure the world's most crippling and killing diseases.
Among the many distinguished past recipients of The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, three have also been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Andrew Z. Fire and Dr. Craig C. Mello, co-recipients of the Wiley Prize in 2003, received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of RNA interference-gene silencing by double-stranded RNA. Dr. H. Robert Horvitz, a co-recipient of the Wiley Prize in 2002, shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his respective work on h
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