Honors & awards archive

Jay Keasling wins George Washington Carver award for biotech innovation

Jay Keasling wins George Washington Carver award for biotech innovation April 18, 2013:

Jay Keasling, a professor of biochemical engineering, associate laboratory director at Berkeley Lab, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute and director of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, is the recipient of the 2013 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award is presented annually by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

Free software award for wrestling a Python

Free software award for wrestling a Python April 11, 2013:

Physicist and applied mathematician Fernando Pérez has received the Free Software Foundation’s 2012 Award for the Advancement of Free Software for his open-source application iPython, which makes it easier for scientists to use the powerful Python programming language to crunch Big Data.