Berthold Awards Marlene DeLuca Prices
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|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:00 (UTC + 2)|
Bad Wildbad, Germany, July 11, 2012 / B3C newswire / - Berthold Technologies, specializing in bioanalytical instruments for the research and the diagnostics markets, awarded the Marlene DeLuca prices to four young scientists.
The prices were given at the 17th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence to researchers from Japan, Italy, France and the U.S.A. The Marlene DeLuca award - traditionally sponsored by Berthold Technologies - is intended to encourage young scientists and includes a $1,500 donation.
It has been named in honour of Marlene DeLuca who has pioneered the science of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence, one of her many contributions being the first cloning of the firefly luciferase gene.
The recent event took place in Guelph, Canada, and had been hosted by Dr. Luba Brovko, Adjunct Faculty of Food Science.
Caption (R to L): Dr. Larry Kricka (Past-President ISBC), Elisa Michelini, Ph.D. (Univ. Bologna), Kanako Terakado, Ph.D. (Kyoto Univ.), Celine Rosticher (UPMC), Bernd Hutter (Berthold Technologies); not in the picture: Dan Close, Ph.D. (UT Knoxville)
The four young researchers have been selected for their excellent presentations and results:
Dan Close, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Center for Environmental Biotechnology: The use of autonomously bioluminescent human cell lines for detection of bacterial contamination.