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Knoop awards 2019

Three IFIB junior scientists were honored by the Knoop foundation

From left to right: Dr. Bernd Gloss, Dr. Reinhard Merckens (chairman), Eckart Müller, Dr. Daniela Giulia Vitali, Dr. Michael Stöck, Rosemarie Merckens, Dr. Paul Vogel, Daniel Stehle

On Friday, October 11, the Career Forum in Life Sciences took place at the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB). As a highlight of this event, the “Elisabeth und Franz Knoop-Stiftung” (http://www.knoop-stiftung.de/) awarded three prizes to outstanding junior scientists in the field of biochemistry.

The “Elisabeth und Franz Knoop-Stiftung” aims to promote biochemical research at the University of Tübingen. In particular, the foundation supports outstanding junior researchers working in the field of medically oriented biochemistry. This year, the “Preis für Biochemie an der Universität Tübingen 2019”, was awarded for the third time. In addition, two travel awards were announced.

Dr. Paul Vogel (formerly Stafforst Lab, IFIB; https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/21786) received the main award for his PhD work on site-directed RNA editing. The travel awards went to Daniela Vitali (Rapaport Lab, IFIB; https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/10031) and Daniel Stehle (Feil Lab, IFIB; https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/10030). Daniela will travel to Israel (Prof. Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot) to perform a high-throughput screening to study the biogenesis of proteins localized in two different cellular compartments. Daniel visited the laboratory of Prof. Wolfgang Weninger in Australia (Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Sydney) to learn an innovative optical imaging method that helps him to master his PhD project on cell signaling in melanoma. Congratulations to all awardees!



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