Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Travel Awards from Addgene

Addgene is offering travel awards for students or postdocs using fluorescent proteins in their research. The award is named in honor of Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien – two giants in the fluorescent protein field. While Roger Tsien is well known, Michael Davidson is one of the unsung heroes of fluorescent protein research – his lab built thousands of fluorescent protein fusions to test the performance of fluorescent proteins in a wide variety of contexts. He then distributed these plasmids to many labs, and eventually deposited nearly all of them in Addgene.