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Download Entire Issue (PDF): 1.2MB Winter/Spring 2008  •  Vol. XXXII, No. 1



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NCRR’s Council Members Hear Presentations from Grantees

NCRR Grantee Receives Wolf Prize

SciAm 50 Honors NCRR Grantee

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NCRR Grantee Receives Wolf Prize

The Wolf Foundation of Israel has announced it will award the 2008 Wolf Prize in Chemistry to William E. Moerner, an NCRR grantee at Stanford University in California. Moerner will share the $100,000 award with Allen J. Bard of the University of Texas at Austin for their pioneering work developing single-molecule optical imaging and electrochemistry, respectively. These technologies enable researchers to study the properties of individual molecules. Moerner, who is a chemistry professor at Stanford and also a member of the National Academies of Science, will receive the Wolf Prize from Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on May 25, 2008.

SciAm 50 Honors NCRR Grantee

Richard D. Smith, a Battelle Fellow at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been named one of 50 outstanding leaders in the 2007 Scientific American 50 (SciAm 50)—an annual list of 50 key contributors in science and technology—for creating a new approach to help detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurological diseases. He shares the honor with collaborator Desmond Smith of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Richard Smith is the director of the NCRR-funded Proteomics Research Resource for Integrative Biology. The complete list of this year’s winners for the SciAm 50 appears in the January 2008 issue of Scientific American. It can also be viewed on the magazine’s Web site.