The Academy of Science recently announced their 21st Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards winners. Greg Heck, Ph.D., Expression Platform lead, and the Technical Community of Monsanto were awarded with the George Englemann Interdisciplinary Award.
The George Englemann Interdisciplinary Award recognizes outstanding achievements in science, engineering or technology that results from collaboration among two or more individuals across disciplinary or institutional boundaries.
The Academy of Science recognized Heck “for the development of world-class programs in genomics and enabling technologies, such as gene expression, suppression, and RNA-based technology, to increase crop productivity globally.” Due to his role as lead organizer, the Technical Community of Monsanto (TCM) program was also recognized.
“The quality and magnitude of science we accomplish at Monsanto is truly impressive. Creating a ‘destination’ where it can be vibrantly shared was my goal in developing TCM into an event broader and more inclusive than originally envisioned when it was created,” said Heck. “TCM needed to serve not only those who were creating the science but also the numerous stakeholders across Technology that want to engage and learn from it. I am honored that it is being recognized and in actuality, share that honor with many other individuals that have enabled it to happen.”
Awards will be presented at the 21st Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 19, 2015 at the Chase Park Plaza.