Botanical Museum (Mycology), University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)
Dept of Biotechnology, Iranian Research Organization for Science & Technology (IROST), Tehran, Iran
The International Association for Lichenology (IAL) first introduced and presented the Sylvia Sharnoff Education Award at the 5th International Congress of Lichenology held in Tartu (Estonia) in August 2004. The Award is dedicated to the memory of Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, a remarkable lichen photographer, who conceived of the idea of a colour-illustrated, popularized but scientifically accurate treatment of the lichens of North America and, with her husband, Stephen Sharnoff, took thousands of superb lichen photographs all over the continent.
The winner of the Sylvia Sharnoff Award for 2012 is Mohammad Sohrabi, who receives the award for developing the Myco-Lich web-site accessible at http://www.mycolich.ir/ .
– Peter Crittenden, Bangkok