Biology is riddled with competition. Cells in communities often compete for resources, pathogens compete against host immune systems, and on a larger scale, organisms compete against each other for limited resources in their environment.
The 15th EMBL PhD Symposium, entitled 'Competition in Biology - The Race for Survival from Molecules to Systems', addresses this.
The Symposium is an annual event, organised by first-year PhD students at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. It brings together fellow students from around the world, for a 3-day series of talks by leading experts but also by students themselves.
Biological competition offers an exciting and fresh perspective on the life sciences. The 2013 Symposium is timely in contextualising biological competition as a fundamental concept from the biomolecular to the systems level.
In 2012 the International Journal of Molecular Sciences started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to chemistry, molecular physics and molecular biology that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the second "International Journal of Molecular Sciences Best Paper Award" for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.
1st prize: Gerard Giraud, Holger Schulze, Till T. Bachmann, Colin J. Campbell, Andrew R. Mount, Peter Ghazal, Mizanur R. Khondoker, Alan J. Ross, Stuart W.J. Ember, Ilenia Ciani, Chaker Tlili, Anthony J. Walton, Jonathan G. Terry and Jason Crain
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging of Quantum Dot Labeled DNA Microarrays
2nd prize: Johannes Ranke, Alaa Othman, Ping Fan and Anja Müller
Explaining Ionic Liquid Water Solubility in Terms of Cation and Anion Hydrophobicity
3rd prize: Senthil Chinnasamy, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Ashish Bhatnagar and Keshav C. Das
Biomass Production Potential of a Wastewater Alga Chlorella vulgaris ARC 1 under Elevated Levels of CO2 and Temperature
1st prize: Ronald D. Hills Jr. and Charles L. Brooks III
Insights from Coarse-Grained Gō Models for Protein Folding and Dynamics
2nd prize: Anna Brückner, Cécile Polge, Nicolas Lentze, Daniel Auerbach and Uwe Schlattner
Yeast Two-Hybrid, a Powerful Tool for Systems Biology
For more details, please refer to Best Paper Award Editorial.
Earlier Editions of the Award