The College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee congratulates Professor David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, on winning the 2008 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. The awards, from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, have been awarded since 1946 to scientists, physicians and public servants for major contributions to medical science.
Professor Baulcombe is on the CLS Science Advisory Board representing the Division of Plant Sciences. He received the 2008 Lasker Award along with Victor Ambros, University of Massachusetts and Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital for pioneering work on small RNAs in gene expressions.
Professor Mike Ferguson, Dean of Research for CLS said "The award reflects the importance of studying fundamental processes in plants, microbes and animals and the impact which plant science can have on human health and disease. We are extremely pleased to have a scientist of David Baulcombe's stature associated with the College."
The Lasker Award was presented in New York on Friday 12th September.