Bacq & Alexander Award for Marco Durante
Professor Marco Durante, head of the GSI biophysics, will be honored for his outstanding contributions to the field of radiation research with the Bacq & Alexander Award. The award is conferred by the European Radiation Research Society (ERRS) once a year and consists of a medal and a certificate. Durante will receive the award at the 40th meeting of the ERRS in Dublin, Ireland, on September 4, 2013, where he will also give the award lecture.
The commendation is awarded by ERRS since the year 1996. It is named after the researchers Zénon Marcel Bacq and Peter Alexander. Bacq was a Belgian radiobiologist in the 20th century who among other things investigated the possibilities of chemical protection against ionising radiation. Together with Alexander he edited the book "Fundamentals of Radiobiology".