WASHINGTON The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Editorial Board has selected six papers published by PNAS in 2011 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences. Papers selected were chosen from more than 3,500 research articles that appeared in the journal last year and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is organized.
The annual award acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 and named in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli. The 2011 awards will be presented at the PNAS Editorial Board meeting, and awardees will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the NAS Annual Meeting on April 29, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
2011 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients
Class I (Physical and Mathematical Sciences):
"Microaerobic steroid biosynthesis and the molecular fossil record of Archean life," by Jacob R. Waldbauer, Dianne K. Newman, and Roger E. Summons
Class II (Biological Sciences):
"Mild hyperthermia inhibits homologous recombination, induces BRCA2 degradation, and sensitizes cancer cells to poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 inhibition," by Przemek M. Krawczyk, Berina Eppink, Jeroen Essers, Jan Stap, Hans Rodermond, Hanny Odijk, Alex Zelensky, Chris van Bree, Lukas J. Stalpers, Marrije R. Buist, Thomas Soulli, Joost Rens, Hence J.M. Verhagen, Mark J. O'Connor, Nicolaas A.P. Franken, Timo L.M. ten Hagen, Roland Kanaar, and Jacob A. Aten
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