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Marie-Luise Winz awarded the first Foerderpreis

23rd August 2016

Marie-Luise Winz, a postdoctoral researcher in the Tollervey lab, was presented with the ‘Foerderpreis 2016’ of the ‘Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Fachgruppe Biochemie’ at their annual conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on 7 July.   Marie is the first person to receive this new prestigious prize from the Biochemistry Division of the Society of German Chemistry which recognises outstanding doctoral or postdoctoral theses or publications.


Marie received the prize for her doctoral thesis: ‘Biological, chemical and computational investigations on RNA function and modification’, which she completed in Heidelberg.   She was invited to give a talk about her doctoral work in addition to the formal presentation of the award.




Dr Marie-Luise Winz with Prof Dr Harald Kolmar, Chair of the Biochemistry Division, GDCh.

Courtesy of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), photographer: Dietrich vom Berge, Oberursel