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Around the Industry: SFC Forum; Monell Manheimer/Mastertaste Dinner
Posted: April 4, 2007
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Scientists, scholars and others involved in chemosensory sciences gathered on March 8 for the Monell Chemical Senses Center’s annual Manheimer/Mastertaste Dinner at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Linda Buck, Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, engaged guests with accounts of her career experiences and contributions to the field. Initiated in 1976 by the Manheimer family, this event was born when Stephen Manheimer approached Monell’s founder, Morley Kare, to ask how his family could support Monell’s endeavors and mission in a way that would directly benefit the Center’s scientific staff. Kare suggested an annual dinner to celebrate the Center’s collective efforts and vision, followed by an after-dinner talk by an individual influential in the world of chemosensory research. In 1989, the Manheimer Lectureship Award was instituted, formalizing the acknowledgement by Monell’s faculty of the speaker’s contributions to chemosensory science. In 2005, the event was renamed the Manheimer/Mastertaste Award and Dinner to reflect the new association of Mastertaste with the J. Manheimer company.