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2010-06-15 16:54:00

In London, Robert Webster, Ph.D., delivers the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture to the world's oldest scientific academy, in recognition to his contributions to the field of virology MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, presented the 2010 Leeuwenhoek prize lecture today, a prestigious recognition awarded by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van...

2009-07-13 11:20:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been invited to give the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, was established to recognize excellence in the field of microbiology. Webster will present the lecture next summer. The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the world's oldest scientific academy in...

2006-03-28 14:07:32

LONDON (Reuters) - A last-minute deal reached on Tuesday ensures a manuscript charting the birth of modern science, lost for more than 200 years, will be housed at the Royal Society rather than falling into private hands. Hailed as "science's missing link," the journal of Robert Hooke had been due to go on sale at auction with a price tag in excess of 1 million pounds. But just before the sale was due to take place, auctioneers Bonhams said an anonymous private bidder had agreed to...


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