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October 30, 2006

2007 Verriest Medalist: Barry Lee

The International Colour Vision Society is pleased to announce that the Verriest Medal will be awarded at the 2007 biennial symposium in Belém, Brazil (July 27-31, 2007) to Barry B. Lee, Professor of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York, College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA.

This award is bestowed by the Society to honor long-term contributions to the field of color vision. Professor Lee is an innovative multidisciplinary scientist who has had an extraordinary record of productivity. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of basic coding mechanisms in visual processing and is recognized for his efforts at bridging the gap between psychophysics and physiology. In addition, through collaborative efforts, he has been at the center of the great advances that have been made in the last 20 years in unraveling the relations between structure and visual function in the retina. Finally, the Society recognizes his long-term service to the society, as member of the board of directors, meeting organizer and proceedings editor.

More information about the 2007 ICVS biennial symposium in Belem, Brazil, at which Barry Lee will give the Verriest Lecture and the medal will be presented, can be found at www.ufpa.br/icvs2007