Laureates 2011

Past - Evolution

Marcus Feldman

Marcus Feldman

Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Prof. Feldman has produced conceptual results of broad interest in the domain of animal and plant evolution. His work has led to highly focused insights of cultural significance such as the out-of-Africa model of human evolution, as well as cultural preferences in different civilizations. His work not only explores basic scientific topics, but investigates the societal

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Present - Cinema and Society

The Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers

Minnesota born in the 1950's, Joel and Ethan Coen have worked closely as a creative pair who since 1984 has written, directed, produced and under the pseudonym Roderick Janes, edited and occasionally served as cinematographer for their impressive list of films. With control over final cut of their films, their creative involvement makes them a creative partnership unique in the history of

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Future - Ageing-Facing the Challenge

Cynthia Kenyon

Cynthia Kenyon

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco Director, UCSF Hillblom Center for the Biology of Ageing, American Cancer Society Research Professor

Cynthia Kenyon is recognized as a pioneer most responsible for first showing that the ageing of the C. elegans worm is under genetic control, for identifying key genes involved in the regulation of ageing, and for demonstrating the mechanisms by which

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Gary Ruvkun

Gary Ruvkun

Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

Gary Ruvkun has made a major contribution to the future of human health with the discovery of conserved hormonal signaling pathways with universal influence on animal aging. He is a key figure in defining the genetic basis for human health during aging with his discovery of a core set of hormonal signals and signaling pathways that

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