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Cornell U. Professor Awarded the Wolf Foundation Prize

January 18, 1983
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The Wolf Foundation Prize in agriculture for 1982 is to be awarded to Prof. Wendsell Roelofs of Cornell University for research in developing innovative concepts in pest control vital to agriculture, forestry and public health, the Foundation announced.

The $100,000 prize will be given at a special ceremony in Jerusalem in May, by President Yitzhak Navon, together with the prizes for physics already announced and those for medicine, chemistry, mathematics and arts (music) to be announced. (See January 10 Bulletin.)

Roelofs, 45, is professor of insect biochemistry at the Agricultural Experimental Station in Geneva, N.Y., of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, associated with Cornell University. He was awarded the prize for his fundamental chemical and biological research on insect hormones and their application in pest control.

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