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Rust never sleeps: The continuing story of the Iron Bolt. Free Radic Biol Med 2018 Aug 20;124:353-357



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Since 1981, Gordon Research Conferences have been held on the topic of Oxygen Radicals on a biennial basis, to highlight and discuss the latest cutting edge research in this area. Since the first meeting, one special feature of this conference has been the awarding of the so-called Iron Bolt, an award that started in jest but has gained increasing reputation over the years. Since no written documentation exists for this Iron Bolt award, this perspective serves to overview the history of this unusual award, and highlights various experiences of previous winners of this "prestigious" award and other interesting anecdotes.

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van der Vliet A, Dick TP, Aust SD, Koppenol WH, Ursini F, Kettle AJ, Beckman JS, O'Donnell V, Darley-Usmar V, Lancaster J Jr, Hogg N, Davies KJA, Forman HJ, Janssen-Heininger YMW


Neil Hogg PhD Associate Dean, Professor in the Biophysics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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Awards and Prizes
Free Radicals