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$50,000 ICN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE IN VIROLOGY AWARDED TO WOLFGANG K. JOKLIK, PH.D. OF DUKE UNIVERSITY

 $50,000 ICN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE IN VIROLOGY AWARDED
 TO WOLFGANG K. JOKLIK, PH.D. OF DUKE UNIVERSITY
 COSTA MESA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Wolfgang K. Joklik, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., has been named the winner of the 1991 ICN International Prize in Virology, which consists of an award and $50,000 in cash.
 The ICN International Prize in Virology, awarded annually by ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: ICN), recognizes Joklik's pioneering discoveries with the poxviruses, which include vacinnia and smallpox, and the reoviruses.
 The selection committee noted that Joklik's work with the poxviridae has led to a fundamental understanding of all DNA viruses, including the herpes simplex virus. His pioneering work with the reoviridae has been fundamental to unlocking the secrets of RNA replication, and have shed important light on the mechanisms of the influenza virus and polio virus, as well as the retroviruses.
 The award also recognizes Joklik as one of the founding fathers of modern virology and mentor to generations of students.
 Joklik, 65, has served as chairman of the department of Microbiology and Immunology at Duke since 1968. Before that, he held professorships and research fellowships at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Australian National University, the U.S. National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, and the University of Copenhagen.
 The ICN award honors the work of researchers who have made seminal contributions to the understanding of viruses or made major advances in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of viral diseases. Researchers throughout the world are eligible to be nominated.
 Selection of the recipient is made by an independent scientific committee of distinguished international researchers which includes the previous year's recipient. (A complete list of this year's selection committee is below.) The committee reviews nominations submitted by scientists throughout the world.
 Joklik has published over 200 articles, reviews and abstracts on viral research, and is the author and/or co-author of 11 books on microbiology and virology. He has received numerous honors for his research. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and recipient of the Humboldt Prize (1986) and the Research Career Award of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (1965-68). He has served on numerous advisory committees, including the Research Briefing Panel on Prevention and Treatment of Viral Diseases of the National Academy of Science, Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Special Programs Advisory Committee of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of major scientific journals in virology and microbiology. As part of the award ceremony to be held in early 1992 in Durham, Joklik will deliver a major scientific lecture on his work.
 Previous recipients of the ICN International Prize in Virology include: Robert M. Chanock, M.D., chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (1990); Peter Vogt, Ph.D. (1989), chairman of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Southern California School of Medicine; and Bernard Roizman, Ph.D. (1988), chairman of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago.
 ICN Pharmaceuticals, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, makes, markets and distributes a broad range of prescription pharmaceuticals and biomedical products throughout the world.
 SELECTION COMMITTEE
 1991 ICN International Prize in Virology
 Robert M. Chanock, M.D.
 Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
 National Institutes of Health
 Bethesda, Md.
 Bernard N. Fields, M.D.
 Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
 Harvard Medical School
 Boston, Mass.
 Walter L. Koltun, Ph.D.
 Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Cambridge, Mass.
 Dr. Erling Norrby
 Karolinska Institute
 Department of Virology
 Stockholm, Sweden
 Thomas C. Merigan, M.D.
 George E. and Lucy Becker
 Professor of Medicine and Head,
 Division of Infectious Diseases
 School of Medicine
 Stanford University,
 Stanford, Calif.
 Dr. Harald Zur Hausen
 Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
 Heidelberg, Germany
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