The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Awards Ceremony

Press Release   •   Dec 10, 2013 14:56 CET

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for young Scientists awards ceremony was held at The Grand Hotel Stockholm, yesterday December 9th. Four young scientists were recognised during the ceremony. 

Daniel G. Streicker has been named the 2013 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Streicker received the award for his research in the field of environmental life science during an award ceremony and dinner at the Grand Hôtel in the Hall of Mirrors, which held the first Nobel Prize ceremony in 1901.

The new prize awards early-career scientists and includes a grand-prize award of US$25,000, supported by Science for Life Laboratory, a coordinated effort among four universities in Sweden, and the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society.

"The Science and SciLifeLab Prize is a tremendous honor" said Streicker. "The day-to-day work of scientific research is full of challenges and small victories, so awards like the Science and SciLifeLab Prize that recognize not a single achievement but the synthesis of years of work are quite extraordinary. That the award spans disciplines across the life sciences makes it even more special."

Julian Stubbs, one of the founders of Cloud Based Agency UP THERE, EVERYWHERE has been involved with the young scientist prize since its origins in 1995. 'The prize was started when I was at the life science tools company Pharmacia Biotech. I was responsible for branding and we wanted to reach out to younger life scientists as well as put something back into Science. We met with the journal Science, who had similar objectives, and together we created the original prize. To see the prize evolve into what it has become today and still be involved is really wonderful.' UP THERE, EVERYWHERE has developed the identity and promotion of the prize as well as helped organise the prize events this year. Both SciLifeLab and the journal Science are among the UP client list and UP was instrumental in bringing the two companies together to support the new format of the prize..

About SciLifeLab

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a Swedish center for molecular biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research. SciLifeLab is a national resource and a collaboration among four universities in Stockholm and Uppsala: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University.

About AAAS / Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal Science, a leading international journal covering all scientific disciplines

About the Prize

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is a new prize aimed at rewarding young scientists at an early stage of their careers. The categories for this annual award are genomics/proteomics/systems biology, developmental biology, molecular and cell biology as well as environmental life science. Applicants for the 2013 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists submitted a 1000-word essay that was judged by an independent editorial team organized by the journal Science. Their essays were judged on the quality of research and the applicants’ ability to articulate how their work would contribute to the scientific field.

The 2013 award also recognised the following runners-up winners, whose essays will be published in the journal Scienceonline in early December. The runner-up to the Grand Prize receives US$5,000 and each of the other two finalists receives US$2,500. Gabriel Victora: For his essay on the topic of molecular and cellular biology, "Stop, go, and evolve."  Weizhe Hong: For his essay on the topic of developmental biology, "Assembly of a neural circuit." Dominic Schmidt: For his essay on the topic of genomics, "Dynamics and evolution of vertebrate transcriptional regulator binding."

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