2014 Pictet Prize Winner in the History of the Life Sciences

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The 2014 Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize in the history of the life sciences in the 20th century has been awarded to:

Dr. Jenny Bangham (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), for her dissertation "Blood groups and the rise of human genetics in mid-twentieth century Britain" (University of Cambridge, 2013).

The jury, together with the external reviewers, were immensly impressed by the quality of her dissertation, the originality of her arguments, the strength of the supporting evidence, and the clarity of her prose. This dissertation makes a very significant contribution to our understanding of the history of genetics and, more generally, to the history of the material culture of science. 

The Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize, endowed with an amount of CHF 10’000 (approx. $11,000), is given out every other year by the “Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle (SPHN) de Genève” on a different theme pertaining to the history of science.

Bruno J. Strasser & Michel Grenon (The Chairman of the SPHN)