Biotechnology innovator awarded 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will accept AIC Gold Medal at Heritage Day 2012 at Chemical Heritage Foundation.
30 March 2012—The American Institute of Chemists (AIC) has announced Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will receive the 2012 AIC Gold Medal. It will be presented at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) during Heritage Day on Thursday, 12 April 2012. Heritage Day is CHF’s annual celebration of achievement in the chemical and molecular sciences.
"The AIC Gold Medal was the first major prize in chemistry awarded to a woman, Mabel Garvan in 1929," said David Manuta, AIC president. "At Heritage Day 2012 we will present the AIC Gold Medal for the first time to a woman who is also a Nobel laureate. It is a great honor for us to add the name Elizabeth Blackburn to the...