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UCL takes Ernst Chain human disease prize

22 January 2008


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Professor Mark Pepys FRS, Director of the UCL Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins, has won the 2008 Ernst Chain Prize for his exceptional achievements and dedication to his work on acute phase proteins.

Professor Pepys will deliver a prize lecture and receive his award of a commemorative medal and £10,000 on Wednesday 12 March at 6pm at Imperial College London.

This is the second consecutive year a UCL academic has won the award: Professor Robin Weiss was the 2007 winner in recognition of his achievements furthering the understanding of HIV/AIDS.

The Ernst Chain prize was established by Imperial College London in 2003 in honour of Sir Ernst Chain, who received the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir Alexander Fleming and Sir Howard Florey for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases. It is awarded annually to a scientist who has made an original and substantive contribution to the field of science which has furthered, or is likely to further, understanding or management of human diseases.

To find out more about Professor Pepys's work, follow the link at the top of this item.