Maurizio Brunori wins the 18th Galileo Galilei International Prize
The Fondazione premio internazionale Galileo Galilei of the Italian Rotary Clubs has awarded the 18th edition of the Galilei Prize for Natural Sciences, dedicated this year to the biological sciences, to Maurizio Brunori, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Sapienza University of Rome, former Director of the "A. Rossi Fanelli" Department of Biochemical Sciences and National Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
The Galilei Prize is awarded for humanities and natural sciences. The first is a prize for international scholars who have honoured Italy with fundamental works, dedicating their lives to Italian civilisation. The second extends to all areas of science, especially those of nature. With an inverse formula to the prize for the humanities, where it is a jury of Italian scholars that nominates an international winner, for the science prize it is an international jury, which this year includes Jean-Pierre Changeux, Alfred Cuschieri, Nelson Santiago Vispo and Steve Wilson, that awards an Italian scholar.
The award ceremony will take place on October 7 at the University of Pisa.