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Emeritus Professor Pierre JGM de Wit of Wageningen University, Chair of the Scientific Commission of the Westerdijk Institute, is awarded the prestigious Jacob Eriksson Prize from the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP). The Jakob Eriksson Prize, for Plant Pathology is the highest international honour for achievement in plant pathology. It was established in 1923 to honor the memory of Jakob Eriksson, a prominent Swedish mycologist and plant pathologist who died in 1931. He was a dedicated internationalist who espoused the cause of international cooperation in plant pathology. The Prize will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Plant Pathology in Boston USA on 29 July 2018. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences administers the Jakob Eriksson Prize Fund which provides for a gold medal award at Congresses of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP).