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B.A. Stone Award for Excellence in Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry
The B.A. Stone Award was conceived "to recognise outstanding contributions to our understanding of cell wall and more general carbohydrate biochemistry," in honor of Emeritus Professor Bruce Arthur Stone (1928-2008†, a biosketch is available here). The Award, which includes a medal (pictured on right) and an honorarium (2000 USD), will generally be made biannually, although under some circumstances it may be awarded more (or less) frequently. The B.A. Stone Award was initiated and is sponsored by Megazyme International.
Aspects of the award include the following:
- Reflecting Bruce's international outlook, the Award is open to scientists from all countries around the world.
- Where appropriate, the Award will be directed toward mid-career scientists.
- The awardee will have made at least one major contribution in the field that has achieved international recognition.
- When possible, the Award will be presented publicly at an appropriate international scientific conference (past examples have included the Plant Polysaccharide Workshop and the International Carbohydrate Symposium).
- 2008 - Professor Debra Mohnen, University of Georgia, USA
- 2010 - Professor Vincent Bulone, Royal Institute to Technology (KTH), Sweden
- 2011 - Professor Harry Gilbert, University of Newcastle, UK
- 2013 - Professor Birte Svensson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- 2014 - Associate Professor Jochen Zimmer, University of Virginia, USA (see also here)
- 2014 - Professor Geoffrey Fincher, University of Adelaide, Australia (see also here)
- 2016 - Professor Harry Brumer, University of British Columbia, Canada (see also here)