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The Committee on the International Prize for Biology decided to award the 37th (2021) International
Prize for Biology to Dr. Timothy Douglas White, Professor of Integrative Biology and Director of Human
Evolution Research Center, University of California at Berkeley, USA. This year’s Prize is awarded in the field of
the Biology of Human Evolution. Dr. White’s research to date has dramatically advanced our understanding of the different

The Department of Integrative Biology and the University and Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a tenure-track (assistant rank) or tenured (associate or full rank) professor in Plant Evolutionary Biology. This position includes appointment as Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria.

Applications open September 2nd, 2021 through Monday, Nov 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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Biologists like Robert Full at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown over the last few decades how animals like geckos, cockroaches and squirrels physically move and how their bodies and limbs help them in sticky situations — all of which have been applied to making more agile robots. But now they are tackling a harder problem: How do animals decide whether or not to take a leap? How do they assess their biomechanical abilities to know whether they can stick the landing?