World Cultural Council
31st Award Ceremony
The World Cultural Council will present the 2014 Albert Einstein World Award of Science to Professor Sir Philip Cohen, Professor of Enzymology, and Deputy Director of the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) at the Medical Research Council's Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, University of Dundee, United Kingdom.
The prize is awarded for his 40-year outstanding and continuing scientific career devoted to studying and establishing the profound importance of protein phosphorylation in regulating almost every physiological process.
Professor Cohen´s achievements meet the criteria for the Albert Einstein World Award of Science most closely in respect to bringing "true benefit and well-being to mankind" in their importance to the development of drugs and treatment with global impact.
The 2014 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education will be granted to Professor Federico Rosei, Professor and Director of the Centre for Energy, Materials and Telecommunications of the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), University of Quebec, Varennes, Canada.
The prize is awarded for his impressive career both within the Chemical Sciences and as an advocate of a global approach to societal development through scientific knowledge and innovation, inspiring and educating people.
The prize also recognizes his vision and talent, through which he has built a global network of young researchers, many of whom have obtained important positions both in science and in society.
This year, the 31st Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 17th November, within the framework of the Aalto University Academic Summit on "The Impact of Universities on Economic Growth", Espoo, Finland.
For further details on the event please, visit: http://wcc.aalto.fi/en/