Call for Nominations for Akira Okubo Prize
Nominations are requested for the Akira Okubo Prize, which, for 2014, will be awarded to a living senior scientist whose lifetime achievements have been exemplary in developing innovative theory, in establishing superb conceptual ideas, in solving difficult theoretical problems, and/or in uniting theory and data to advance a biological subject. The areas of research are mathematical biology, bio-mathematics, theoretical biology, and biological oceanography. The prize is jointly awarded by the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) and the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology (JSMB). The SMB and JSMB will invite the prize winner to deliver a lecture at the next joint annual meeting of JSMB and SMB, which will be held in Osaka (Japan) between July 28 and August 1, 2014.
Rules for the prize can be found at http://www.smb.org/prizes/index.shtml.
The Akira Okubo prize was initiated in 1999 and the previous winners in the senior scientist category have been Simon A. Levin (2001), James D. Murray (2005) and Hans Othmer (2009).
To nominate a person for the Okubo prize, the following information should be submitted to Toshiyuki Namba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Name, address, phone number, affiliation, and email address and/or fax number of the nominator.
- Name, address, phone number, affiliation, and email address and/or fax number of the nominee.
- A detailed statement describing why the nominee should be considered for the award.
- A CV for the nominee in some form.
- Name and contact information, including email address, for four potential referees who are not current or recent collaborators of the nominee. Furthermore, the nomination package may include up to two additional letters of support which may be submitted by collaborators of the nominee.
Closing date for nominations is March 31, 2013.
The Akira Okubo 2014 Prize Nomination Committee includes:
Professor Toshiyuki Namba (Committee Chair): email@example.com
Professor Toru Sasaki: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Yoh Iwasa: email@example.com
Professor Louis Gross: gross@NIMBioS.org
Professor Denise Kirschner: firstname.lastname@example.org
One more member will be elected by the SMB.