Ceremony honoring scientists and educators acknowledges history and looks to the future
April 30, 2003
By Brendan A Maher
Because of advanced symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Sarah P. Gibbs of McGill University was unable to attend the ceremony to accept the Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal for her work that provided a foundation for understanding the chloroplast's endosymbiotic origin.
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Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal — a medal and a prize of $20,000 awarded every three years for excellence in published research on marine or freshwater algae — goes to Sarah P. Gibbs, professor (retired), department of biology, McGill University, Montreal. Gibbs was chosen "for her revolutionary concepts and evidence that constitute the foundation for the current theory of chloroplast evolution and the phylogenetic relationships of algae and plants." The award was established by a bequest of Helen P. Smith and has been presented since 1979.
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