The $5000 Omenn Prize for the best article in 2023 goes to APOBEC3 deaminase editing in mpox virus as evidence for sustained human transmission since at least 2016, ÁINE O’TOOLE, RICHARD A. NEHER, NNAEMEKA NDODO, […], AND ANDREW RAMBAUT, SCIENCE, 2 Nov 2023, Vol 382, Issue 6670, pp. 595-600, DOI: 10.1126/science.adg8116

The first author, ÁINE O’TOOLE, pictured below, will present the work at ISEMPH 2024

The Prize Committee also awarded Honorable Mention to: State-dependent evolutionary models reveal modes of solid tumour growth, Maya A. Lewinsohn, Trevor Bedford, Nicola F. Müller & Alison F. Feder, Nature Ecology & Evolution volume 7, pages 581–596 (2023).

ISEMPH thanks this year’s prize committee chair Norman Johnson (UMass) and the other members of the committee Lisa Abegglen, Steve Austad, Joanna Masel, and Bob Perlman. The prize is made possible by Gilbert S. Omenn. 


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