Marlene DeLuca Award 2016

For outstanding scientific contributions to the 19th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence the Marlene DeLuca award has been presented to 3 scientists from U.S.A., Japan and Germany. The award is intended to encourage young researchers in their scientific work and is donated with $ 1,500.

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.

Berthold Technologies traditionally awards the prices at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence (ISBC). The recent event took place in Tsukuba, Japan, and had been hosted by Prof. Yoshihiro Ohmiya, National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Tsukuba.

These 3 young researchers have been selected for their excellent presentations and results:

Warren R. Francis, LMU München, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences:

Early Origins of Fluorescent Proteins and Photoproteins.

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Yuma Ikeda, Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dept. of Applied Chemistry:

Development of Red-Shifted Firefly Luciferin Analogues Modified with Allyl Group.

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Stefan Schramm, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry:

2-Coumaranones - A New Class of Strongly Chemiluminescent Models for Dioxetanone-Mediated Bioluminescence.

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