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Winners of 2008 António Champalimaud Vision Award Announced

The recipients of the 2008 Vision Award are Dr. Jeremy Nathans and Dr. King-Wai Yau, both faculty members at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

The Champalimaud Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2008 Vision Award. The €1 million ($1.4 million) António Champalimaud Vision Award, referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Vision” by the former President of India, A.P.J. Kalam, is the largest monetary prize in the field of vision and one of the largest scientific prizes in the world. 

The €1 million prize will be divided between Drs. Nathans and Yau, and may be utilized by each scientist in an unrestricted way to contribute to their research. Drs. Nathans and Yau are the first American recipients of the Vision Award.