Alumni RelationsJohn Kendrew Award
2013 winner: Katharina Ribbeck
EMBL joint postdoc, Ellenberg and Mattaj Groups, Genome Biology and Directors' Research, 2002-2006.
2013: Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
"I am thrilled to receive this prestigious award! Thank you very much for the recognition. The tradition of this award is testament to the tight bond between EMBL and its worldwide alumni community. This award will give an understudied field of science a big boost as it continues to unfold."
2012 co-winner: Simone Weyand
EMBL predoc, Weiss Team, EMBL Hamburg, 2003-2007
2012: Research Associate, Imperial College London and Diamond Light Source, Oxford, United Kingdom.
"It's a great honour to be selected for this award in particular because John Kendrew was one of the pioneers in crystallography."
2012 co-winner: Gáspár Jékely
EMBL postdoc, Rorth and Arendt Groups, Developmental Biology, 2000-2007
2012: Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Developmental biology, Tübingen, Germany
"I am very delighted and honoured to have been selected for the Kendrew award. .... Although I don't known Simone Weyand, it is a pleasure to be co-awarded with a structural biologist, a field also close to my heart".
2011 winner: Amaicha Depino
EMBL postdoc, Gross Group, EMBL Monterotondo, 2004-2006
2011: Group Leader, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
“This recognition is a great encouragement for me to continue fostering the development of more science communication projects with more scientists. It would be nice to see the whole science community take the communication of science as their responsibility, shared with teachers and journalists. It has also inspired me to foster international collaborations in science communication between Argentina and Europe.”
2010 winner: Preben Morth
EMBL predoc, Tucker Group, EMBL Hamburg, 2001-2005
2010: Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
“I am incredibly proud to have received this award. John Kendrew was one of the founding fathers of protein crystallography, and to have received an award that carries his name will always stand out as an absolute highlight of my career.”
2009 winner: Julius Brennecke
EMBL predoc, Cohen Group, Developmental Biology, 2001-2006
2009: Postdoc, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY, USA
"Fostering interactions between the scientific community and alumni is extremely valuable. While this is very established in the US, similar attempts in Europe are rare. The interaction I had at EMBL on the day of the award ceremony was fantastic and I will clearly benefit from reestablishing old bonds with scientists there. I very much hope that this prize will become a tradition at EMBL."
2008 co-winner: Giovanni Frazzetto
EMBL predoc, Bouwmeester and Cohen Groups, Developmental Biology, 1998-2002
2008: Society in Science-Branco Weiss Research Fellow, BIOS (London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom
"The John Kendrew award shows that unusual and rare research interests and approaches at the intersection between science and society are appreciated and valued. Since winning the award, I’m regularly invited to give lectures at courses and conferences, asked to present my research and to teach innovative, transdisciplinary courses. Also, the number of papers and grant proposals that I am requested to review has increased."
2008 co-winner: Antonio Giraldez
EMBL predoc, Cohen Group, Developmental Biology, 1998-2003
2008: Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
"The Kendrew award has all the ingredients to grow into a recognised award worldwide that will inspire young scientists in Europe to excel. Its early recognition of our achievements plays a fundamental role in feeding the motivation of young investigators to move forward to great discoveries."
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