The 2022 prize for the most significant article published the previous year in Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health is awarded to:
Evolutionary selection of alleles in the melanophilin gene that impacts on prostate organ function and cancer risk, by Ermini, Luca, Jeffrey C Francis, Gabriel S Rosa, Alexandra J Rose, Jian Ning, Mel Greaves, and Amanda Swain, all from The Institute of Cancer Research in London.
First author Luca Ermini, pictured above, will present the work in a plenary session at ISEMPH 2022.
The Prize Committee also recognized three other articles as finalists.
- O’Brien, Siobhán, Michael Baumgartner, and Alex R Hall. 2021. “Species Interactions Drive the Spread of Ampicillin Resistance in Human-Associated Gut Microbiota.” Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 9 (1): 256–66.
- Thomas, Misty D, Akamu J Ewunkem, Sada Boyd, Danielle K Williams, Adiya Moore, Kristen L Rhinehardt, Emma Van Beveren, et al. 2021. “https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoaa051Too Much of a Good Thing: Adaption to Iron (II) Intoxication in Escherichia Coli.” Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 9 (1): 53–67.
- Thompson González, Nicole, Zarin Machanda, Emily Otali, Martin N Muller, Drew K Enigk, Richard Wrangham, and Melissa Emery Thompson. 2021. “Age-Related Change in Adult Chimpanzee Social Network Integration.” Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 9 (1): 448–59.
The Prize Committee included Konstantinos Voskarides (chair), Eric Shattuck, and Jessica Hoffman,