Navigation Links
Prominent German biologist wins EMBO Communication Award
Date:8/26/2008

Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced that the German evolutionary biologist Axel Meyer from the University of Konstanz, Germany, will receive the 2008 EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. EMBO awards the prize annually to a practicing scientist in Europe for outstanding communication with the public. Axel Meyer receives the award in recognition of his continuous endeavour to convey complex scientific topics to the general public in an accessible and thought-provoking manner.

The 48-year-old is a well-known name in the German media landscape, having published in leading national newspapers such as Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt and many others. During his scientific training in the USA he achieved coverage of his research results in major general interest newspapers like New York Times and USA Today. Last year, the political magazine Cicero included him as the only biologist on the list of the 500 most important intellectuals of German speaking countries.

"As an evolutionary biologist I feel it is my obligation as well as my personal desire to communicate with the public," commented Axel Meyer. He writes concise and opinion-strong articles in his weekly column for the largest German business newspaper Handelsblatt, where he tackles current dilemmas such as the brain drain in German research and industry, the policy of science funding or the problems of the European university systems. He also specifically addresses controversial issues such as intelligent design and creationism topics that in his opinion "demand a forceful and informed response from active scientists in the field of evolutionary biology". His first 100 columns were recently published as a book entitled Evolution ist berall (Evolution is everywhere).

In addition to newspaper articles, the award winner gives frequent TV and radio interviews and is an advisor to museums such as the Hygiene Museum of Dresden. He laid the foundation for educational work in evolutionary biology by giving numerous lectures for lay audiences in museums, schools and universities.

Meyer pursues an active research programme in his capacity as Professor and Chair of Zoology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Konstanz. He has published nearly 250 original scientific articles in some of the most prestigious journals, including Nature and Science, along with over 30 reviews and numerous book reviews. His focus is the speciation, genetics of phenotypic innovations and comparative genomics of fish.

A prize of 5,000 euro and a handcrafted medal will be presented to Axel Meyer at the 7th Annual ELSO Meeting in Nice, France, on 1 September 2008.


'/>"/>

Contact: Suzanne Beveridge
communications@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
European Molecular Biology Organization
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Measurement Specialties, Inc. Announces Impact of German Business Tax Reform 2008 Resulting in Lower Combined German Tax Rate - Impacts 2Q08 Reported Financial Results
2. Japanese and German researchers meet to discuss climate change
3. Qualifying date rule hinders German stem cell research
4. DFG welcomes decision on stem cell research by German parliament
5. Outstanding German-Polish scientific cooperation
6. Excavated Jericho bones may help Israeli-Palestinian-German team combat tuberculosis
7. The American Society of Plant Biologists announces 2007 awards
8. UCR plant cell biologist to study how plant stem cells maintain and change their identity
9. Biologists expose hidden costs of firefly flashes
10. Tufts University biologists link Huntingtons disease to health benefits in young
11. UC Riverside biologist receives prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2017)... KONG , March 30, 2017 The ... a system for three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking ... into a new realm of speed and accuracy for use in ... at an affordable cost. ... ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 2017 The report "Video Surveillance ... Servers, Storage Devices), Software (Video Analytics, VMS), and Service ... Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market was ... projected to reach USD 75.64 Billion by 2022, at ... base year considered for the study is 2016 and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their ... The Global ... CAGR of around 15.1% over the next decade to reach approximately ... the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Md. (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... digital pathology, announced today it will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is ... Advanced Pathology Associates , on digital pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... has granted orphan drug designation to SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and ... of osteosarcoma. SBT-100 is able to cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017 International research firm Parks Associates ... will speak at the TMA 2017 Annual Meeting , October 11 ... in the residential home security market and how smart safety and security ... Parks Associates: ... "The residential security ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The award-winning American Farmer television series will feature 3 Bar ... Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. , With global population estimates nearing ten billion ... continue to feed a growing nation. At the same time, many of our valuable ...
Breaking Biology Technology: