Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dr Julian Hibberd wins award

Dr Julian Hibberd was awarded the The Melvin Calvin Award of the International Society for Photosynthesis Research at a ceremony on 23 July at the 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis in Glasgow. The award is given every 3 years at the Congress.

Melvin Calvin was awarded a Nobel prize for working on the pathway of carbon dioxide fixation in photosynthesis. The Melvin Calvin award was initiated in 1998 by the Society to honor his contributions to photosynthesis research. It is a monetary award made for outstanding investigations into metabolic and cellular aspects of the photosynthetic process to a scientist who is under 40 years of age on January 1st of the year of the presentation, or is less than 10 years from the granting of the doctoral degree. It is accompanied by a small gratuity, sponsored by Springer.

Further details of the Society and the award are given on the IPSR website.

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