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2018 Dan David Prize Laureates Announced

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

 

The Dan David Prize is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for outstanding scientific, technological, cultural, and social achievements having an impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present, and Future.

 

THE LAUREATES ARE

 

PROF. LORRAINE DASTON

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlin, Germany

For her groundbreaking historical work on the “Ideals and Practices of Rationality”, as she has termed the basic categories of scientific investigation and accomplishment. Her meticulous historical studies of “reason,” “proof,” “fact,” “observation,” “scientific object,” “data”, and even “objectivity” itself, masterfully demonstrate how such seemingly universal concepts have changed dramatically since the seventeenth century.

 

PROF. EVELYN FOX KELLER

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, MA, USA

For her pioneering work in science and gender that has transformed our views of the history of science. Fox Keller has examined particularly the role of language in genetics and molecular biology, interrogating the historical legacy embedded in scientific language. Her remarkable insight into the relation between feminism and science reveals the obstacles to the pursuit of science by women and envisions what a gender-free science might look like.

 

PROF. SIMON SCHAFFER

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

For the way his work has transformed our understanding of science in history by consistently targeting key issues, and probing the limits of current debate. Spanning a remarkable chronological and geographical range, from seventeenth to the twentieth century, and from London and Beijing to Parramatta and Paris, Simon Schaffer’s impressive body of work demonstrates how experiment can no longer be seen as the mere testing of theories, but is located in witnessing, trust and acquired skill. His work exposes how major junctures in the history of science are embedded in the localities of commercial exchange, political negotiation, and the activities of everyday life.

 

PROF. EZEKIEL EMANUEL

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

For advancing the field of bioethics by combining his skills as a physician, policymaker, and scholar. Prof. Emanuel is a pioneer in the field of end-of life care and research ethics. He emphasized that patients who want euthanasia of assisted suicide do not do so because of pain but because of psychological distress, depression and hopelessness. His analysis of the physician patient relationship is a landmark widely taught throughout the world and used to educate medical students.

 

PROF. JONATHAN GLOVER

Kings College London
London, United Kingdom

For his seminal contributions to the theoretical aspects of bioethics. For setting the research agenda in many topics and in particular in Human Enhancement and Reproductive Ethics. His original research spans diverse topics such as human nature, war and the Holocaust, genetic ethics, neuroethics, and psychiatric issues. The originality of his thought is marked by the role he plays in shaping the debates others will follow.

 

BARONESS MARY WARNOCK

London, United Kingdom

For her leading role in the development of practical bioethics and specifically for her progressive and unparalleled contribution to the ethics of embryology and genetics and their ethical and philosophical implication, reproductive technologies, and disability studies. Dame Mary helped to enhance the welfare of society by breaking the boundaries between academic and enacted ethics.

 

PROF. CARLO CROCE

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

For pioneering the unraveling of the molecular basis of a number of lymphoma and leukemia cancers. Mastering both cytogenetics and molecular biology, he identified the role of major oncogenes as drivers of cancer development, progression and resistance to therapy. His studies also demonstrated the role of micro RNAs in tumor pathogenesis. His numerous findings in cancer enable precise cancer diagnosis, individualized targeting of therapy and the development of novel rationally designed anti-cancer drugs.

 

PROF. MARY-CLAIRE KING

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA

For being a world leader in Medical Genetics with major contributions to the study of the molecular basis of several diseases. Her seminal finding was the demonstration of a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer resulting from mutations in a single gene, the BRCA1 gene. This game changing discovery contributes to the understanding of hereditary cancer predisposition and revolutionized clinical approaches for cancer predisposition screening, individualized interventions and tailoring of rational therapy.

 

PROF. BERT VOGELSTEIN

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA

For his seminal contributions to the understanding of cancer genetics and genomics. His pioneering studies on colon cancer demonstrated that cancer results from sequential genetic and epigenetic alterations. He was involved in the identification and characterization of tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes and developed and applied high throughput methodologies for concomitant analysis of thousands of genes and whole genomes. Such approaches paved the way to early diagnosis, precise characterization and tailoring of individualized therapy of cancer.

 

LECTURES

On Personalized Medicine
“Engineering Tissues and Organs From Patient-Specific Tissues to Bionic Organs”Prof. Tal Dvir
The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
Tel Aviv University

On Bioethics
“The Paradox of Jewish Bioethics in Israel”Prof. Shai Lavi
Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University and
Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

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2018 Dan David Prize Laureates announced on 2/7/2018

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

2018 laureates

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Recognitions for Contributions in Genomics by Dan David Prize Awards

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

 

The Source for this List is a Search for “Genomics” on the Dan David Prize website

http://www.dandavidprize.org/component/finder/search?q=Genomics&Itemid=101

This is a compilation of all Dan David Prizes awarded in the Field of Genomics

When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?
A conversation with the biogeneticist ERIC S. LANDER [2012 laureate] about how genetic advances are transforming medical treatment “Eric S. Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project, a map of the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up a…

J. Craig Venter
Founder, Chairman, and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD and La Jolla, CA, USA and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., La Jolla, CA, USA.

David Botstein
Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics; Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; Director, Certificate Program in Quantitative and Computational Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.

Laureates Announced 2012
Dan David Prize 2012 Laureates Announced Robert Conquest, Martin Gilbert – for Biography/History William Kentridge – for Plastic Arts David Botstein, Craig Venter, Eric Lander – for Genome Research Tel Aviv (February 27, 2012) —The international Dan…

Cutting Edge Genomic Research in the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Laboratory Facility
J. CRAIG VENTER, 2012 laureate, is Founder, Chairman, and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD and La Jolla, CA, USA and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., La Jolla, CA, USA. “One of our quests is to help solve two troubling issues —…

Prof. David Haussler
Prof. David Haussler is a Distinguished Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Scientific Director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.

Eric Lander
Founding Director, Broad Institute Harvard and MIT and director of its Genome Biology Program, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Future – Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is a field in which mathematics, statistics, and computer algorithms are harnessed towards novel biological discoveries. Bioinformatics methodologies have revolutionized biology, by making it more quantitative and less descriptive….

J. CRAIG VENTER – Life at the Speed of Light
The Dawn of an Era In his NEW BOOK ‘Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life’ J. CRAIG VENTER, 2012 laureate, explains the coming era of discovery (see Wired interview below). What is the significance of Venter’s…

From the Press : Hebrew
The Marker, June 14, 2012 – Dan David Prize: The Next Generation Calcalist, June 14, 2012 – Dan David Prize Awarded: Thoughts of Creating Life, Boycotting Scientists, Protests, Entrepreneurs and Ceremonies Ma’ariv, June 12, 2012 – Who Attended the Dan…

Gary Ruvkun
Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular BiologyMassachusetts 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…

Selected Fields 2012
Past – HISTORY / BIOGRAPHY Biography is an important sub-discipline of history. Every progressive society makes room for achievement and excellence. Since ancient times, this has been done by immortalizing the names of heroes, role models and…

Prof. Michael S. Waterman
Prof. Michael S. Waterman is Professor of Biological Sciences, of Mathematics, of Computer Science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California.

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Other related articles published in this Open Access Online Scientific Journal include the following:

2013 Genomics: The Era Beyond the Sequencing of the Human Genome: Francis Collins, Craig Venter, Eric Lander, et al.

Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

https://pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2013/02/11/2013-genomics-the-era-beyond-the-sequencing-human-genome-francis-collins-craig-venter-eric-lander-et-al/

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LAUREATES 2017 – – The Dan David Prize is a joint international corporation, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

 

THE PRIZE AND ITS SPIRIT

The Dan David Prize is a joint international corporation, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University.

The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.

The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions – Past, Present and Future – that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. Following a review process by independent Review Commitees comprised of renowned scholars and professionals, the International Board then chooses the laureates for each field.

The Past refers to fields that expand knowledge of former times.
The Present recognizes achievements that shape and enrich society today.
The Future focuses on breakthroughs that hold great promise for improvement of our world.

Three prizes of one million US dollars each are granted annually in the fields chosen for the three time dimensions. The prizes are granted to individuals or institutions with proven, exceptional, distinct excellence in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business, that have made and continue to make an outstanding contribution to humanity on the basis of merit, without discrimination of gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

The Dan David Pize laureates donate 10% of their prize money to post graduate students in their respective fields, thereby contributing to the community and fostering a new generation of scholars. It is also unique in its outreach efforts to the wider community. Since its inception, the Dan David Prize has embarked upon two exciting innitiatives:

  • The Dan David Prize, in conjunction with the Unit for Science Oriented Youth at Tel Aviv University has initiated the ‘Name Your Hero’ Essay Competition for High School Youth throughout Israel. High school students are encouraged to make a difference and present their choice of candidate and/or suggestions for fields, to the mutual benefit of the Dan David Prize and the students; the fields selected for a given year are influenced by the students’ input and the students’ scholarship and creative writing skills are advanced.
  • A Scholars Forum has been established comprised of Dan David Prize scholarship recipients worldwide doing research in the various fields selected since the inception of the Dan David Prize. This forum serves as a platform for Dan David Prize scholars to discuss research topics, present individual research and exchange ideas and suggestions

For a better understanding of the drive behind the creation of the Prize, press here for Mr. Dan David’s speech at the Inaugurational Ceremony of the Prize, on May 12th 2001.

PAST – ARCHAEOLOGY AND NATURAL SCIENCES

PROF. SVANTE PÄÄBO

PROF. SVANTE  PÄÄBO
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
GERMANY

PROF. DAVID REICH

PROF. DAVID REICH
Harvard Medical School
USA

PRESENT – LITERATURE

JAMAICA KINCAID

JAMAICA KINCAID
Author
USA

A. B. YEHOSHUA

A. B. YEHOSHUA
Author
ISRAEL

FUTURE – ASTRONOMY

PROF. NEIL GEHRELS (1952-2017)

PROF. NEIL GEHRELS (1952-2017)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
USA

PROF. SHRINIVAS KULKARNI

PROF. SHRINIVAS KULKARNI
California Institute of Technology
USA

PROF. ANDRZEJ UDALSKI

PROF. ANDRZEJ  UDALSKI
Astronomical Observatory Warsaw University
POLAND

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 Monthly News   Issue # 32  |   April, 2017

The Dan David Prize is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for outstanding scientific, technological, cultural, and social achievements having an impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present and Future.

 

MAY IS UPON US

AWARD CEREMONY AND EVENTS WITH THE

2017 DAN DAVID PRIZE LAUREATES

 

 

DAN DAVID PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 20:00

The Miriam and Adolfo Smolarz Auditorium

Tel Aviv University

By Invitation Only

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DAN DAVID PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:00

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

Edited on 9/23/2017

 

DAN DAVID PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:00

The Miriam and Adolfo Smolarz Auditorium

Tel Aviv University

By Invitation Only

The ceremony will be streamed live on

www.dandavidprize.org

Congratulations to the

2015 Dan David Prize

Scholarship Recipients

PAST-Retrieving the Past: Historians and Their Sources

COHEN YANAROCAK Hay Eytan

Tel Aviv University, Department of Middle Eastern and African History

“The Socialization and Indoctrination of Ataturkism in the Turkish Education System and School Textbooks 1980-2002”

DRUCKER BAR-AM Gali

Tel Aviv University, the Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

“Narrating Bygone Places: Yizker-bikher and Their Role in Jewish Culture”

Prof. XXX, name withheld per Person’s request [e-mail on Sep 23, 2017]

New York University, Department of Sociology

“The Great Reversal”

KUSTENBAUDER Matthew

Harvard University, Department of History

“Hidden Histories: Twentieth-Century South African Cosmopolitans and the Intellectual Origins of the Rainbow Nation”

MACKINNON Lachlan

Concordia University, Department of History

“When the Furnace Died: An Oral History of Deindustrialization in Atlantic Canada, 1967-2001”

PARGETER Justin

Stony Brook University, Department of Anthropology

“Breathing new life into old stones: A comparative technological approach to microlith production during the Later Stone Age of southern Africa”

YUVAL-NAEH Naomi

Tel Aviv University, the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas and the Zvi Yavetz Graduate School of Historical Studies

“Pet Plants: Plants and Human Beings in 19th Century Britain”

PRESENT-The Information Revolution

AMSTERDAMER Yael

Tel Aviv University, Department of Computer Science

“On Harvesting and Exploiting Data Patterns using the Crowd”

ASI Abedelkadir

Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Computer Science

“Page Layout Analysis of Complex Document Images”

MONDELLI Marco

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Computer and Communication Sciences

“New Challenges in Coding: Finite Length Performance, Asymmetric Channels, and Multi-Terminal Scenarios

RESHEF Yakir

Harvard University, Department of Computer Science

“Measures of Dependence and Dimensionality-Reduction Approaches for Genomic Data”

VALD Margarita

Tel Aviv University, Department of Computer Science

“New Functionality and Security Models for Cryptographic Protocols”

ZALMANSON Lior

Tel Aviv University, Department of Information Systems/Business

“The Effect of Social Participation on Monetary Contributions to Content Websites”

FUTURE-Bioinformatics

BARAN Yael

Tel Aviv University, Department of Computer Science

“Methods in Computational Human Genomics”

GOLAN David

Stanford University, Department of Genetics

“Understanding disease biology by integrating genome-wide association studies with thousands of functional annotations”

LEVY KARIN Eli

Tel Aviv University, Department of Cell Research and Immunology

“Accurate statistical techniques in molecular evolution: a novel test for topology comparisons and identifying traits that affect the rate of evolution”

PAYNE Joshua

University of Zurich, Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

“The bioinformatics of evolutionary theory”

RUBINSTEIN Amir

Tel Aviv University, Department of Computer Science

“Promotion of Computational Thinking in Life Sciences through Curricular Development and Bioinformatics Research”

YANG Lin

University of Southern California, Department of Biological Science

“Profiling Transcription Factor-DNA Binding Specificities”

ZAFRIR Zohar

Tel Aviv University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

“Understanding Modeling and Engineering pre-mRNA Splicing and its relation to Translation Regulation based on Systems and Computational Biology Approaches”

SOURCE

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