M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prizes Awards Ceremony

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17 March 2011 from 16:00 to 17:30 hrs
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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will present the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize to Eckard Wimmer and the Beijerinck Virology Premium to Michiel Pegtel.

The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize has been awarded to Eckard Wimmer of the United States. He is one of the most renowned and influential virologists today, and one of the founding fathers of modern molecular virology. Wimmer is a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
>The Beijerinck Premium (EUR 25,000) has been awarded this year to Michiel Pegtel of the Department of Pathology at VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, for his original work concerning the Epstein-Barr Virus. The Beijerinck Premium is awarded to a post-doctoral researcher who has conducted outstanding virus-related research at a Dutch university.
>The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Fund was established in 1965 in memory of Dutch virologist Martinus Willem Beijerinck (1851–1931), who discovered the virus.  The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize is awarded every three years. Previous recipients include Robin Weiss (2001), David Baulcombe (2004), and Charles Rice (2007).
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Programme

4.00 p.m

 

Welcome with coffee/tea

4.30 p.m.

Opening remarks by the chairman of the Science Division, Jos van der Meer.
>Presentation of the Beijerinck Virology Premium 2011 to Michiel Pegtel, VUmc, Amsterdam
>Laudatory address by the chairman of the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Fund, Kees Melief
>Lecture by recipient: How the Epstein-Barr Virus extends its reach<em>

5.00 p.m.

Presentation of the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize 2010 to Eckard Wimmer, State University of New York at Stony Brook
>Laudatory address by the chairman of the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Fund, Kees Melief
>Lecture by recipient: Studies of the Life Cycle and Pathobiology of the Chemical called Poliovirus
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5.30 p.m.

Reception

Both prize winners will also deliver a lecture on Friday 18 March during the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS).