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Martek Biosciences Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Norman Salem, 2010 Recipient of ,Alex Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award
Date:6/2/2010

DHA omega-3 innovator and maker of the life’sDHA™ brand, Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) announced today that Norman Salem, Jr., Ph.D., Martek’s vice president of research and chief scientific officer, has been selected as the recipient of the Alex Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for 2010.

Columbia, Md. (Vocus) -- DHA omega-3 innovator and maker of the life’sDHA™ brand, Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) announced today that Norman Salem, Jr., Ph.D., Martek’s vice president of research and chief scientific officer, has been selected as the recipient of the Alex Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for 2010. The Alex Leaf Award is presented by the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) to scientists in recognition of excellence in the research of the health effects of dietary fats, oils and lipids. ISSFAL is the foremost international scientific society dealing exclusively with the health impact of dietary lipids. Dr. Salem was presented the award at the 2010 ISSFAL meeting held May 29 - June 2, in the Netherlands.

“We congratulate Dr. Salem on this honor and recognize him both for his contributions to his field and for his outstanding leadership of Martek’s ongoing research efforts,” said Steve Dubin, Martek CEO.

Dr. Salem is widely recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipids. He joined Martek in 2008 after 30 years with The National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) where he led the prestigious Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics. His scientific work while at NIH included a focus on the role of DHA in neural development as well as on how DHA is made in the body and incorporated into the brain and other organs.

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