The New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation will honor Johannes Gehrke and six other faculty finalists for the 2011 Blavatnik Awards at the Academy's 8th Annual Science & the City Gala on November 14 in New York City. The winners will be announced at that time. The New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists were created in 2007 to acknowledge the excellence of our most noteworthy young scientists and engineers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The Awards recognize highly innovative, impactful, and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering with unrestricted financial prizes for both finalists and awardees.