On behalf of the President, General Secretary and Council, the Society is pleased to announce the John Herschel Medal winner for 2013. This medal is awarded in recognition of Highly Distinguished Multidisciplinary Contributions to the furtherance of Science to PROFESSOR JOHANNES VAN STADEN FRSSAf. Director: Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Recognised as one of the world’s most cited researchers of the past two decades by ISI.
Amongst many other honours, he has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; the Gold Medal by “Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns” for Scientific Achievement; the M.T. Steynmedalje vir Natuurwetenskaplike en Tegniese Prestasie awarded by Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns and S2A3 South Africa Medal (Gold) awarded by Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science.