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BioMed Central celebrates excellence in open access publishing

Dr. Yoosook Lee, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Gregory Lanzaro of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has receive the BioMed Central Open Data Award.

The award is a new research prize from BioMed Central, an online publisher of free peer-reviewed scientific articles in all areas of medical research and biology. This prize, in association with Microsoft Research,  recognizes researchers who have published in BioMed Central’s journals and demonstrated leadership in the sharing, standardization, publication, or re-use of biomedical research data.
 
The winning paper is "Ecological and genetic relationships of the Forest-M form among chromosomal and molecular forms of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto," published in Malaria Journal in 2009. 

Lee received his award trophy and $5000 at an event held June 10, 2010 in London.

The paper's authors are: Lee, Cornel AJ, Meneses CR, Fofana A, Andrianarivo AG, McAbee RD, Fondjo E, Traoré SF, and Lanzaro GC. Gregory Lanzaro, senior author, is a faculty member in the School of Veterinary Medicine.

The awards, now in their fourth year, acknowledge excellence in research that has been made universally accessible by open access publication. These awards were particularly special this year as BioMed Central also celebrates its 10th anniversary.