Peter Lansdorp's expertise in measuring telomere lengths on chromosome ends was crucial to the breakthrough scientific reports that formed our present understanding of the role of critically short telomere ends in promoting chromosomal instability, cell cycle arrest and senescence.
Dr. Lansdorp has had a long standing interest in studies of genomic instability, and he has been a pioneer in developing and applying novel cytometric methods to studies of genomic maintenance in aging and cancer. He is perhaps best known for his seminal work on telomere analysis, including development of telomere FISH and FLOW-FISH methods. These methods are used by many people in the field. Dr. Lansdorp's career has been marked by exceptional creativity and sharing. To accomplish novel goals he has frequently developed new cytometric methods that have subsequently been widely cited and adopted. He has added greatly to the portfolio of cytometric technologies for studying telomeres and other novel DNA structures, thereby greatly enriching our field. He has made a great contribution to the field of cytometry and to its practice. He has served the Society as a member of the governing Council of the Society.
The Society also chose winners of the President's Award for Excellence (given to an outstanding early career Ph.D.) and the Exceptional Student Award. The
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