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The Committee on the International Prize for Biology of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science awards the 2013 International Prize for Biology in the field of "Biology of Evolution" to Dr. Joseph Felsenstein Professor
Universityof Washington, USA
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Committee on the International Prize for Biology (chaired by Dr. Takashi Sugimura, Secretary General, The Japan Academy) of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science decided to present the 29th (2013) International Prize for Biology to Dr. Joseph Felsenstein, Professor of University of Wahington, USA.
The field of specialization for the 29th Prize is "Biology of Evolution".
DATE OF BIRTH :
May 9, 1942
United States of America
PRESENT POSITION :
Professor, University of Washington
Education and Professional Positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Washington
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Washington
Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Washington
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington (on joint basis with Department of Genome Sciences)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Sewall Wright Award, American Society of Naturalists
Elected to membership, National Academy of Sciences
Weldon Memorial Prize, University of Oxford
President's Award for Excellence in Systematics, Society of Systematic Biology
Darwin-Wallace Medal, Linnean Society of London
John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences
Felsenstein, J. 1974. The evolutionary advantage of recombination. Genetics 78: 737-756.
Felsenstein, J. 1976. The theoretical population genetics of variable selection and migration. Annual Review of Genetics 10: 253-280.
Felsenstein, J. 1978. The number of evolutionary trees. Systematic Zoology 27: 27-33. Correction, vol. 30, p. 122, (1981)
Felsenstein, J. 1978. Cases in which parsimony or compatibility methods will be positively misleading. Systematic Zoology 27: 401-410.
Felsenstein, J. 1981. Evolutionary trees from DNA sequences: a maximum likelihood approach. Journal of Molecular Evolution 17: 368-376.
Felsenstein, J. 1981. Skepticism towards Santa Rosalia, or Why are there so few kinds of animals? Evolution 35: 124-138.
Felsenstein, J. 1982. Numerical methods for inferring evolutionary trees. Quarterly Review of Biology 57: 379-404 1982.
Felsenstein, J. 1984. Distance methods for inferring phylogenies: a justification. Evolution 38: 16-24.
Felsenstein, J. 1985. Confidence limits on phylogenies: an approach using the bootstrap. Evolution 39: 783-791.
Felsenstein, J. 1985. Phylogenies and the comparative method. American Naturalist 125: 1-15.
Felsenstein, J. 1988. Phylogenies and quantitative characters. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 19: 445-471.
Kuhner, M. K. and J. Felsenstein. 1994. A simulation comparison of phylogeny algorithms under equal and unequal evolutionary rates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 11: 459-468. Erratum 12: 525 (1995).
Kuhner, M. K., J. Yamato, and J. Felsenstein. 1995. Estimating effective population size and mutation rate from sequence data using Metropolis-Hastings sampling. Genetics 140: 1421-1430.
Felsenstein, J. 1996. Inferring phylogenies from protein sequences by parsimony, distance, and likelihood methods. pp. 418-427 in Computer Methods for Macromolecular Sequence Analysis, edited by R. F. Doolittle. Methods in Enzymology, vol. 266. Academic Press, Orlando, Florida.
Felsenstein, J. and G. A. Churchill. 1996. A hidden Markov model approach to variation among sites in rate of evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 93-104.
Kuhner, M. K. J. Yamato and J. Felsenstein. 1998. Maximum likelihood estimation of population growth rates based on the coalescent. Genetics 149: 429-434.
Beerli, P. and J. Felsenstein. 1999. Maximum-likelihood estimation of migration rates and effective population numbers in two populations using a coalescent approach. Genetics 152: 763-773.
Kuhner, M. K., J. Yamato and J. Felsenstein. 2000. Maximum likelihood estimation of recombination rates from population data. Genetics 156: 1393-1401.
Felsenstein, J. 2004. Inferring Phylogenies. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts.