Prize for excellence
21.03.2013 - Shirley Knauer and Dr. Michael Hiller have been awarded the €50,000 German Life Science Award from the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Roche Diagnostics.
Shirley Knauer was honoured for her research on cancer cell migration and the mechanisms of chemo- and radiation therapy resistance. Her work has been focused on two cancer targets: Survivin and die Taspase 1. Dr. Michael Hiller war awarded for his comparative bioinformatic analyes of the genomes ranging from humans to monkeys and other animal species. He defined a gene defect that has no consequence in animals but causes severe liver damage in man.
Photo: Claudia Geipel