Leo Sachs#

Leo Sachs
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1781
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL

Leo Sachs passed away December 12, 2013.

Positions Held
  • The Otto Meyerhof Professor of Molecular Biology Weizmann Institute of Science

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cancer research
  • Molecular biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2002 Emet Prize for Life Sciences, Medicine and Genetics
  • 2001 Honorary Life Membership Award, International Cytokine Society
  • 2000 Ham-Wasserman Lecture, American Society of Hematology San Francisco
  • 1999 Member Honorary Fellow, University of Wales, Bangor
  • 1998 Foreign Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1997 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
  • 1997 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1996 Ot Hanagid (Medal of the Governor) award, presented annually by Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center, for his pioneering work in cancer research
  • 1995 Elected as a Foreign Associate to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
  • 1989 Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Prize, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, New York
  • 1986 Awarded The Royal Society Wellcome Foundation Prize, London
  • 1985 Elected Doctor Honoris Causa, Bordeaux University, France
  • 1983 Awarded the Bristol-Myers Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research, New York
  • 1980 Awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine, becaming the first Israeli scientist to win the Wolf Prize; for his "contributions to knowledge of the function and dysfunction of the body cells through his studies on ... the elucidation of mechanisms governing the control and differentiation of normal and cancer cells"
  • 1977 Awarded the Rothschild Prize in the Biological Sciences
  • 1975 Elected Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 1972 Awarded the Israel Prize, for natural sciences
  • 1965 Elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

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