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AWARDS BY OUTSIDE BODIES

Beijerinck Virology Prize 2001

The Jury of the M. W. Beijerinck Virology Fund would like to invite nominations for the 2001 Beijerinck Virology Prize.

Until 1998 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded the M. W. Beijerinck Virology Medal to an outstanding virologist every three years. Thanks to a legacy of one of the founders of the Fund in memory of the virologist, Marinus Willem Beijerinck, a new international prize in the field of virology has been established. The Prize consists of HFL. 75,000 (approximately US$33,000) and a medal representing the portrait of Beijerinck.

Prospective candidates should be active scientists whose achievements in the field of virology, including the biochemical and biophysical aspects, are internationally outstanding. Any scientist in the above field is eligible, irrespective of nationality or age. The winner will be invited to the Netherlands to receive the award in person. The recipient will be given the opportunity to lecture at a Special Meeting of the Academy on 26 November 2001.

Individuals cannot nominate themselves. Institu-tions world-wide are invited to nominate candidates. Nominations should be submitted in writing, accompanied by material that will facilitate the Jury's evaluation, i.e. a description of the work deserving recognition, a curriculum vitae, a list of the candidate's publications, and two key publications of the candidate.

The Jury welcomes the detailed nominations postmarked before 1 May 2001. Nomination without a detailed description of the work deserving recognition and without an extensive curriculum vitae can be submitted; in this case, please nominate before 1 April 2001 in order to enable the Jury to obtain sufficient information about the candidate in time.

Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of the Jury for the M. W. Beijerinck Virology Fund, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences Medical Committee, PO Box 19121, 1000 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 7 March 2001
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