Material relating to Pontecorvo being awarded the Emil Christian Hansen Prize

Scope and Content

Material relating to Pontecorvo being awarded the Emil Christian Hansen prize including certificates, letters, cards, presscuttings and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Awarded to Pontecorvo in appreciation of his fundamental work in mircrobial genetics. The prize was named after the Danish Professor Dr Emil Christian Hansen (1842-1909) who was a microbiologist and director of the Physiological Department of the Carlesberg Foundation in Copenhagen. He was famous for introducing "the pure culture technique in the brewing industry".