Manuel Llinás Wins Beckman Award
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation awarded Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Manuel Llinás a $264,000 Young Investigator grant for his work, "Identifying key regulators of the Plasmodium falciparum transcriptome using whole-genome approaches.”
Each year the Beckman Foundation also sponsors a symposium, which highlights the work of four classes of Beckman Young Investigators. The symposium will be held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California in late August.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation makes grants to non-profit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. The Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.