Skerman Prize

SUGAWARA Hideaki hsugawar at GENES.NIG.AC.JP
Thu Oct 7 10:15:02 CDT 1999

Dear TAXACOM members,

Please diffuse the following announcement to the relevant

                 WFCC Skerman Award for Microbial Taxonomy
The World Federation for Culture Collections invites applications from
young microbial taxonomists for the WFCC Skerman Award for Taxonomy.
The Award was established to honour the contribution made by Professor
V. B. D. Sker-man to bacterial taxonomy, to the establishment of
the WFCC World Data Centre on Microorganisms, and to the development
of the WFCC (

The aim of the Award is to encourage taxonomic research by young
microbiologists and to reward excellence in taxonomic research
and significant contribu-tions to the discipline.

The successful recipient of the Award will receive a prize of $2000
together with a return economy class airfare and registration costs
to attend the Ninth International Congress for Culture Collections
to be held in Brisbane, Australia, during the period 23-28 July, 2000,
and will be invited to deliver the Skerman Award Lecture on their research.
The recipient will also receive a certificate of the Award.

Applicants should normally be less than 40 years of age at the time of
application. Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae, a list of
research publica-tions, the names and addresses of two referees
familiar with their research who have agreed to act as referees,
and copies of their three most significant re-search publications.
nificant re-search publications.
Applications should be submitted to:
Dr. Alan Doyle, WFCC Secretary
The Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road
NW1 2BE London, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 171 611-8248
Fax: +44 171 611-7277
E-mail: a.doyle at
The deadline for applications is 31 December 1999 and the applicant must be
under 40 years old at the time of application.

Sincerely yours,
  SUGAWARA Hideaki
  Center for Information Biology
  National Insitute of Genetics
  1111 Yata, Mishima, Shizuoka 411-8540 Japan
  TEL    +81-(0)559-81-6895
  FAX    +81-(0)559-81-6896
  E-mail   hsugawar at

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