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Two Plant Biotechnologists Win the $391,000 Japan Prize!

C. S. Prakash prakash at tusk.edu
Sun Jan 18 19:17:11 EST 1998

Two pioneering scientists who first developed the transgenic plants in
early eighties have won
the prestigious and world's richest science award, the Japan Prize.

Jozef Schell, 62, of the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany and Marc
Van Montagu, 64,
of the Flanders Interuniversity Institute of Biotechnology in Ghent,
Belgium will share the
50 million yen prize in the category of agricultural biotechnology.  The
prize is administered by the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan and
will be awarded in Tokyo, in April notes the journal SCIENCE (January 9,
1998; p183).

On behalf of all plant and agricultural scientists, I congratulate these
two giants for their lifetime achievement  and contribution to
biotechnology and for this prize they so richly deserve!  Let us hope that
their next stop soon will be Stockholm.

C. S. Prakash
Tuskegee University
Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA

mailto:Prakash at tusk.edu

Phone (334) 727 8023; Fax (334) 727 8067

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