The award consists of a certificate and a prize of € 2000 in cash, at full disposal of the laureate for enhancing his or her scientific career. The award will be presented at the upcoming NVBMB Fall symposium, where the laureate will be given the opportunity to present his or her work. lees verder
Lucy Shapiro is a professor of Developmental Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
By studying the regulation of the cell cycle, asymmetric cell division, and cellular differentiation, Shapiro's pioneering work has led to a deep understanding of the genetic and molecular processes that cause identical bacterial cells to split into different cell types. These are basic processes that underlie all life, from single-cell bacteria to multi-cellular organisms. Her ideas have helped to develop novel drugs to fight antibiotic resistance and emerging infectious diseases. lees verder