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Gregori Aminoff Prize

The Gregori Aminoff Prize is intended to reward a documented, individual contribution in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and dissolution of crystal structures. Some preference should be shown for work evincing elegance in the approach to the problem.

The prize may be awarded either to an individual Swedish or foreign researcher, or to a joint research group of no more than three persons. The Gregori Aminoff Prize was awarded for the first time in 1979.

Latest prize

Professor Yigong Shi, Photo: School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua UniversityThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2014 to: Yigong Shi Tsinghua University, Beijing, China ”for his groundbreaking crystallographic studies of proteins and protein complexes that regulate programmed cell death”.

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Nominating and awarding

The Academy appoints a prize committee that prepares proposals for nominations and, during the autumn, the Academy selects a laureate/s. The prize is presented at the Academy's annual ceremonial meeting the following spring.

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