New York, NY, June 26 The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation International Prize Program will celebrate its tenth anniversary on July 1, 2009, with an event to be held at Rockefeller University in New York City. The 2009 Gruber Genetics Prize and Neuroscience Prize recipients will be announced live at the event, which will also include a symposium entitled "DNA, the Brain, and Society." The discussion will feature a panel of distinguished scientists whose pioneering work is at the forefront of modern genetics and neuroscience:
All prize categories will be represented by Gruber Prize laureates attending the event.
The Gruber Prize Program began in 2000 with the Cosmology Prize and was expanded thereafter with the Genetics and Justice Prizes added in 2001, the Women Rights Prize in 2003, and the Neuroscience Prize in 2004.
The Program honors contemporary individuals whose groundbreaking work in those five fields provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. The Selection Advisory Boards choose individuals whose contributions in their respective fields advance our knowledge, potentially have a profound impact on our lives, and, in the case of the Justice and Women's Rights Prizes, demonstrate courage and commitment in the face of significant obstacles.
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