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Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior
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Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior receives the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements of female researchers in the life sciences. In addition, winners of the award are role models who inspire future generations of scientists. Specificially, Melchior receives the award for discovering a link between the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO), oxidative stress and DNA damage, which has important implications for the development of chemotherapeutic approaches in cancer treatment. In addition, the award also recognizes Melchior’s generosity in guiding and mentoring young researchers and sharing protocols and reagents with the scientific community. press release



Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann
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Die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina zeichnet ihr Mitglied Peter Hegemann, Berlin, mit der Mendel-Medaille aus. Damit würdigt die Akademie die herausragende wissenschaftliche Arbeit des Forschers auf dem Gebiet der Optogenetik. Die Mendel-Medaille wird im Rahmen der feierlichen Eröffnung der Leopoldina-Jahresversammlung am Freitag, 22. September 2017, in Halle (Saale) überreicht.



Andrew Plested, Heisenberg Professor of Cellular Biophysics
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NeuroCure researcher Andrew Plested has been awarded the prestigious Heisenberg Professorship of the DFG, to be based at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the Institute for Biology. Plested will also continue to lead the Molecular Neuroscience and Biophysics group at the Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP).



Volker Haucke
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In recognition of his scientific achievements Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in June 2017. He has thus received one of the highest scientific honors awarded by a German institution.



Michael Brunner
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In recognition of his scientific achievements studying the mechanisms that drive the molecular clock of eukaryotic organisms, Prof. Dr. Michael Brunner was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in May 2017. He has thus received one of the highest scientific honors awarded by a German institution.



Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke
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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recognises Volker Haucke for his outstanding scientific achievements in membrane biology