AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIELD OF GENETICS
Linda Partridge, Director of the department for Biological Mechanisms of Ageing at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, has been awarded the Mendel Medal by the Genetics Society. The British society justified the award with Partridge’s outstanding contributions to research in the field of genetics.
The Mendel Medal is named after the Austrian Scientist Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), who became famous for his experiments on heredity in peas and is generally regarded as the founder of genetics as a scientific discipline. Partridge thus joins a long list of high-ranking scientists that includes, among others, Francis Crick, Susan Lindquist and Eric Lander. In 2019, quantitative geneticist William G. Hill received the Mendel Medal from the current president Laurence Hurst. Usually, the President of the Genetics Society awards the medal twice within his three-year term of office.
Honoured as one of the most influential researchers
In November, Linda Partridge was already honoured as one of the most influential researchers in the world based on the publication of multiple highly-cited research papers.
The evaluation was carried out by the company Clarivate and includes all researchers, who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2020, fewer than 6,200, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned the exclusive distinction as highly-cited researcher.
You can find more about the work of Linda Partridge here.