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The Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2015
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to
Richard Lewontin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and
Tomoko Ohta, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
“for their pioneering analyses and fundamental contributions to the understanding of genetic polymorphism”.
In the press release you will find illustrations, popular science background and a video about this years prize. You will find all information here.
Read more about the Crafoord Prize:
Information about earlier Laureates:
The Crafoord Days , 5–7 May 2015
The Prize award ceremony is to be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) on 6 May 2014, in the Beijer Hall, RSAS.
Prize symposium, Tuesday 5 May, RSAS, Stockholm.
Prize award ceremony, Wednesday 6 May, Beijer Hall, RSAS
Prize lecture, Thursday 7 May, Lund University, Lund
Please register at http://kva.se/events
New leaders elected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected its two foremost representatives, who will take over the roles of the current President and Permanent Secretary on 1 July 2015.
The new President, the foremost representative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, will be Christina Moberg. She is a member of the Academy's class for chemistry and will take over the position from Barbara Cannon. Christina Moberg, born in 1947, is a researcher in organic chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected a new Permanent Secretary. Göran K. Hansson, professor at Karolinska Institutet, will take over this position. Göran K. Hansson, who was born in Lysekil in 1951, is a member of the Academy's class for medical sciences and Secretary of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet.
Read more about this here.
Christina Moberg och Göran K. Hansson.