Nie Receives Merck Award

Congratulations to Shuming Nie, recipient of The Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award 2007 for Analytical Chemistry with Dr. Alexander A. Makarov (Thermo Electron GmbH in Bremen, Germany) for their work on in vivo cancer targeting and imaging with semiconductor quantum dots.

Worth EUR 15,000, the “Heinrich Emanuel Merck-Award” of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recognizes achievements in analytical science and has been awarded to internationally outstanding scientists since 1988. The award is intended for chemists up to the age of 45 whose work focuses on the development of new analytical methods and the deployment thereof in applications aimed at improving the quality of human life, for example in areas such as environmental protection, life sciences, or material science.

An Armenian Forest Preserves the Memory of Emory’s Robert Apkarian

Robert Apkarian, who ran the IM & MF Center here, died in a traffic accident on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. The Apkarian family and all Rob’s numerous friends made donations to the Armenia Tree Project in his memory. Today, an Armenian forest seeded from these donations preserves his memory. Emory is also proud to remember Dr. Apkarian in the naming of the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microcopy Center.