Ben-Gurion U. faculty member receives 2010 Krill Prize for Scientific Research

January 26, 2010

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, January 26, 2010 - Dr. Anne Bernheim, a senior lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has been awarded a prestigious Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research 2010.

Dr. Bernheim received the Prize for her work on developing synthetic artificial biological model systems for improving the understanding of relationships between composition, structure and functionality of cellular systems. This could result in new artificial synthetic devices that can be flexibly programmed to carry out a wide range of specific diagnostic and therapeutic tasks.

Initiated in 2005 by the Krill family, the prizes are awarded annually to outstanding young faculty members at Israeli universities who hold untenured positions in the fields of exact sciences, life sciences, medicine, agriculture and engineering. Selection is made by the Wolf Foundation Scholarships Committee on the basis of the candidate's excellence and the importance of his or her field of research.

The Wolf Foundation was established in 1975 by inventor, diplomat and philanthropist Dr. Ricardo Wolf, "to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind." Since 1978, the Wolf Prizes have been awarded annually to outstanding scientists and artists - irrespective of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views - for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples.
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