The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics was established through the generosity of Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler. Tel Aviv University is honored to administer the prize, which is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by awarding outstanding scientists. This year an amount of $100,000 will be presented. In contrast to the previous years, no age limit is applied to the prize candidates. The Sackler Prize in Biophysics is administered by Tel Aviv University through an advisory committee comprised of the President and Rector of TAU as ex-officio members and others who have been selected ad personam by the President and the Rector.
2012 Laureates in Biological Systems
The field for the 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics is Biological Systems. The prize coordinators are Professors David Andelman, Michael Kozlov, and Michael Urbakh. A selection panel composed of outstanding scientists in the field was appointed, reflecting an international geographical diversity and including the prize coordinators themselves. Tel Aviv University is proud to announce that the 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics will be awarded to:
Prof. Carlos Bustamante
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Physics,
Department of Chemistry, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3220, USA
For his seminal contributions to single molecule biophysics.
Prof. Wolfgang Helfrich
For his pioneering contributions to the foundation of biophysics of lipid bilayers and biological membranes.
The prize money will be shared equally among the two distinguished recipients at an award ceremony to be held on December 12, 2012.
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