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Professor Receives Award

The winner of this year's Akzo Nobel Science Award has been presented with his prize in the Netherlands.

Professor Anton Berns received his award—a check for EUR 50,000—from Akzo Nobel CEO Cees van Lede at the company’s corporate headquarters in Arnhem.

Recognized for his work in the field of experimental genetics—notably fundamental cancer research and molecular immunology—Professor Berns is one of the most prolific and respected researchers in the field of experimental genetics in the world.

Scientific Director and Chairman of the Board of Management of the Dutch Cancer Institute, Berns enjoys a worldwide reputation for developing mouse models for the study of cancer and major progress in this field means that tumors developed by these mice increasingly resemble those of humans.

Set up in 1970, the award is presented annually and since 1999 the ceremony has been staged alternately in Sweden and the Netherlands.

(Released: November 11, 2002)

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