The 19th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awared to Clifford Brangwynne, Anthony Hyman, and Michael Rosen for revealing a new principle for subcellular compartmentalization based on formation of phase-separated biomolecular condensates, a process implicated in both physiological and pathological events. This year’s award of $50,000 will be presented to the winners on April 3, 2020 during a ceremony held at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Read the full press release here.
The Wiley Foudnation would like to congratulate William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Petter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza for winning the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine. These three Nobel Laureates and Dr. Stephen McKnight were previously awarded The Wiley Prize for Biomedical Sciences in 2014 for their discoveries on how cells can sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the Wiley Foundation, celebrates research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. It honors a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate significant leadership or innovation in the development of research concepts or their clinical application.
Past prize winners have been chosen because of their breakthrough research in areas as diverse as genetics, cell motility, folded proteins and siRNA. The impressive list of past recipients includes winners of the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Prize in basic medical research.
The Wiley Foundation invites and encourages the nomination of exceptional scientists or research teams whose work has achieved an impressive level of excellence. Nominations for the prize are accepted up through the end of September each year. Each nomination should be submitted by someone other than the nominee. More than one nomination can be made from the same organization and international nominations are encouraged.