Berton Rahn Research Prize 2009

The “Berton Rahn Research Prize” honors the best research fund projects annually and this year there were two winners.

05 August 2009

The “Berton Rahn Research Prize” (formerly known as the AO Research FundPrize) honors the best research fund projects annually. Normally there is onlyone winner but this year there were two very deserving awardees.

At the Trustees Meeting in Chicago in June 2009, Joachim Prein, consultant,and Geoff Richards, Director of Research and Development, presented a tributeto the late Berton Rahn, former AO Research Institute Vice Director, announcingthat, in memory of this modest and quiet man and his many scientificcontributions, the former AO Research Fund Prize would be renamed to “BertonRahn Research Prize”.

The 2009 award went to Melissa Knothe Tate for the presentation of thescientific work entitled: “Unravelling endogenous mechanisms of boneregeneration through quantification of the interplay between bone cells andtheir environment”. And also to James Iatridis for the presentation of thescientific work entitled: “Effects of cyclic compression on intervertebral disccell metabolism”.

The award ceremony took place during the Trustees meeting, where both prizewinners gave an enlightening presentation of their research and their prize wasawarded by the chairman of the “Berton Rahn Research Prize”, Adrian Sugar.

Congratulations to both researchers on their success!



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