Navigation Links
Tel Aviv University's Sackler Prizes awarded to 2 North American chemists
Date:5/19/2011

Established to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists, the bi-annual Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences was awarded to Prof. Martin T. Zanni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for pioneering new fields and developing research tools for the study of complex bio-molecules, and to Prof. Gregory D. Scholes of Toronto University for his work in the field of energy transfer.

The Sackler Prize is presented by Tel Aviv University every two years, alternately focusing on physics and chemistry. The presentation of the 2011 award took place at the school's Arieh and Rivka Shenkar Building of Chemistry during the university's annual Board of Governors meeting. Present for the ceremony were Sackler Prize coordinators Prof. Michael Urbakh and Prof. Eran Rabani, and TAU President Prof. Joseph Klafter, who has been associated with the prize since its inception 11 years ago.

For almost three decades, the Sackler family's support of scientific research at Tel Aviv University has been extraordinary. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences includes schools, institutes, centers and departments in physics, mathematics, chemistry, geophysics, and astronomy/planetary sciences. The Sackler Faculty of Medicine includes the Sackler School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Postgraduate Medicine, School of Communicative Disorders, the Maurice and Gabriel Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, and the Sackler Institute of Molecular Medicine. Dr. Sackler was also the moving force in the implementation of the New York State/American Program of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, one of only three accredited American medical school programs in Israel.

Describing the work of Prof. Zanni, Prof. Urbakh said, "He is contributing a great deal to the field of ultra-fast spectroscopy, a field in which he is probably the world's leading expert." Prof. Zanni's research explores molecular structures and dynamics through their vibrational motions and coupling behavior, developing new research tools to do so.

Prof. Rabani said that Prof. Scholes' research has "covered the entire spectrum of energy transfer on the atomic molecular level." His work in the field of energy transfer is inspired by the process of photosynthesis, ultimately seeking to learn how plants convert light into usable energy. Accepting the prize, Prof. Scholes referred to the research of Joshua Jortner, professor emeritus of Tel Aviv University, who was also present for the prize. "Everything I know about energy transfer I learned from spending hundreds of hours as a graduate student reading Prof. Jortner's papers," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Protein folding researcher David Baker to receive Sackler Prize in Biophysics
2. Sackler Prize awarded to pioneering neuroscientist
3. NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders
4. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2009: Six young researchers recognized for outstanding achievements
5. WIREs win 3 prizes at the PROSE awards
6. Columbia University Medical Center announces 2009 Katz Prizes in Cardiovascular Research
7. Vilcek prizes in biomedical science awarded
8. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2010: 6 outstanding young researchers honored
9. Tufts graduate students win $10,000 prizes
10. Novartis awards 2010 Prizes for Immunology in recognition of outstanding contributions to immunology in medical research
11. Columbia University Medical Center announces 2010 Katz Prizes in cardiovascular research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tel Aviv University's Sackler Prizes awarded to 2 North American chemists
(Date:3/11/2016)... , March 11, 2016 http://www.apimages.com ) ... Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images ( http://www.apimages.com ) ... DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee identity cards. ... biometric innovations, at CeBIT in Hanover next ... from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee identity ...
(Date:3/10/2016)... BELL, Pa. , March 10, 2016   Unisys ... U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is testing its ... San Diego to help identify certain ... States . The test, designed to help determine the ... pedestrian environment, began in February and will run until May ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... Fla. , March 9, 2016  Crossmatch ... authentication and enrollment solutions, today announced the addition ... ® Altus multi-factor authentication platform. New ... InfoSec managers to step-up security where it,s needed ... Washington, DC . --> ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... CereScan, ... the National Stroke Association during National Stroke Awareness Month in May. An ... pages throughout the month. CereScan will donate $1 up to a maximum ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... Proove Biosciences, Inc. , the commercial and research leader in personalized pain ... partnership is designed to advance research in pain genetics in an effort to bring ... new agreement, researchers at Proove Biosciences are able to collaborate with Luda Diatechnko, MD, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... , ... The Children’s Tumor Foundation announced its annual month-long campaign to raise ... throughout the body. It affects 1 in 3,000 people of all populations; there is ... of May, as well as online activities, Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month and “I Know a ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... President of Professional and Agricultural Sales. , Doug began his career at PBI-Gordon ... has since served in a wide variety of roles, ranging from customer service to ...
Breaking Biology Technology: