At the 16th International Symposium on Carotenoids in Krakow, Poland, July 17 – 22, 2011, the following awards were presented to outstanding carotenoid scientists who have made significant contributions to the carotenoid field.
NORMAN I. KRINSKY AWARD.
Professor John W. Erdman, Jr., Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA, was the recipient of the Norman I. Krinsky award for a lifetime of achievement in research on carotenoid nutrition and dedicated service to the carotenoid field. Professor Erdman is one of the leading carotenoid scientists in the World who has extensively researched and published on biological effects of carotenoids and vitamin A in humans and animals. His research interest is in the area of nutritional and physiological biochemistry of humans and animals; soy protein and lipid metabolism; bioavailability of nutrients in foods; phytochemicals and cancer; he has published in excess of 170 articles in peer-reviewed high impact scientific journals. Professor Erdman has served as chair and vice chair on numerous committees of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and has been selected as lifetime Associate of the NAS.
OTTO ISLER AWARD
Professor Johan Lugtenburg, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, was the recipient of the Otto Isler award for a lifetime of achievement in research on carotenoid chemistry and of dedicated service to the carotenoid field. Professor Lugtenburg is the only carotenoid chemist in the entire World who has developed creative and viable methodologies for the total synthesis of highly enriched and fully labeled 13C-cartenoids and 13C-retinoids. He has published in excess of 450 articles in peer-reviewed high impact scientific journals, many of which have focused on the synthesis and metabolism of carotenoids and retinoids in humans, plants, and various biological systems. Professor Lugtenburg hosted the 11th International Symposium on Carotenoids in Leiden, The Netherlands, August 18-23, 1996. Professor Lugtenburg has been knighted by Queen Bearix of the Netherlands for his scientific accomplishments.
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TREVOR GOODWIN AWARD. For achievement in research on carotenoid biochemistry and a lifetime of dedicated service to the carotenoid field:
At the 2008 International Carotenoid Symposium in Okinawa, Japan, the award was presented to Professor Johannes von Lintig, Case Western Reserve University, Pharmacology Department, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
At the 2005 International Carotenoid Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland, the award was presented to the Late Professor Emeritus Norman I. Krinsky, Department of Biochemistry & Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA, Tufts University School of Medicine at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
OTTO ISLER AWARD. For a lifetime of achievement in research on carotenoid chemistry and of dedicated service to the carotenoid field:
At the 2008 International Carotenoid Symposium in Okinawa, Japan, the award was presented to Professor Emeritus Masayoshi Ito, Kobe Women's College of Pharmacy, Kobe, Japan
At the 2005 International Carotenoid Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland, the award was presented to Professor Emeritus Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
PRESIDENT’S OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD. In appreciation for exceptional service and dedication to the principles and scholarship of the International Carotenoid Society:
At the 2005 International Carotenoid Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland, the award was presented to Professor Emeritus George Britton, Department of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Recipients of poster awards at the 7th Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura, California, USA, Jan 17 – 22, 2010:
Je Min Lee, Ph.D., Postdoctoral associate, Cornell University, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Tower Road, Ithaca, New York, USA
Project title: “Elucidating transcriptome-carotenoid networks to reveal novel regulatory components in tomato fruit”
Jonathan R. Mein, Tufts University, Mentor: Xiang-Dong Wang USDA JMHNRC, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Project title: “b-cryptoxanthin metabolism by ferret carotene-9',10'-oxygenase (CMO2)"
Dr. Matt Johnson, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, London, UK
Project title: “Control of photosynthetic efficiency by xanthophyll structure”
Younkyung Kim, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Food Science, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Project title: "the role of b-carotene and CMOI during mouse embryonic development"
Karin Linnewiel Hermoni, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
Project title: "Carotenoid derivative prevent cancer and improve bone health by inhibition of NFkB and induction of Nrf2 transcription systems"
Poster prizes were awarded to the following young scientists at 6th Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids held at Ventura (7-12 Jan 2007).
* Ms. Erin Marasco, University of Minnesota
* Ms. Gesa Albert, University of Wuerzburg
* Ms. Marina Khanin, Ben-Gurion University
* Ms. Phoi Tran, University of California, Berkeley