19
April
2018

FEBS Anniversary Prize 2018

This award recognizes the achievements of young senior researchers invited to speak at a FEBS Congress – congratulations this year to Kathrin Lang!

FEBS Anniversary Prizes of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM) are awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related sciences by the upcoming generation of senior scientists, with the awardees selected from researchers under 40 years of age invited to give a lecture at one of the symposia or workshops held during a FEBS Congress. The awards comprise a certificate and €2000.

FEBS and GBM are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of a FEBS Anniversary Prize is Kathrin Lang (Munich, Germany). We hope you will join us in congratulating her when she is presented with her award at the start of her talk at the 43rd FEBS Congress in Prague.

Kathrin Lang is a Rudolf Mössbauer Tenure Track Professor at the Faculty for Chemistry at the Technical University Munich and the Institute for Advanced Study TU Munich. Her lab for ‘Synthetic Biochemistry’ conducts research in the interdisciplinary area between chemistry and biology and combines organic chemical, biochemical, biophysical and cell biological techniques to develop new tools for studying and controlling biological systems. Her lab is especially active in enabling and advancing approaches to expand the genetic code and in developing new in vivo chemistries – a combination that is ideally suited to address unmet challenges in studying and manipulating biological processes with a new level of spatial, temporal and molecular precision. Kathrin Lang will speak on ‘Expanding the genetic code – chemistry in living systems’ at the 43rd FEBS Congress, in the Symposium ‘Synthetic biology’ on Tuesday July 10th. 
Research group webpage: click here

Photo credit: Andreas Heddergott, TU Munich

For a summary of FEBS awards, click here.

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