The International Human Genome Organization will give Jackson Laboratory President and CEO Edison Liu the Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research. The award honors the achievements of a biomedical scientist who has made significant contributions to genetics and genomics. Liu will receive $10,000 and a plaque and will present a lecture at HUGO's annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
Liu joined the Jackson Laboratory in 2011 from the Genome Institute of Singapore, where he was founding director. Previously, he was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences and served in faculty and leadership roles at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.