Award

Fraunhofer Biotechnology Cooperation: Victoria Schuldt receives Clara von Simson Award

Berlin / July 11, 2014

Fraunhofer-Kooperation in der Biotechnologie: Victoria Schuldt erhält Clara von Simson-Preis
Victoria Schuldt at work.

Victoria Schuldt’s Diplom thesis “Immobilization of mRNA and magnetic force actuated particle transfer for on-chip automation of cell-free protein synthesis” was part of a cooperation between Fraunhofer IZM and IBMT within the Fraunhofer flagship project “Cell-Free Bioproduction”. The study, submitted to the TU Berlin’s Faculty III Department of Biotechnology, was selected as winner of this year’s Clara von Simson Award, which recognizes excellent female graduates, particularly from the life sciences and technology disciplines.

Schuldt’s nomination was not only based on the quality of her thesis, but also on her interdisciplinary approach, her focus on practical application and her commitment to social responsibility.

Dipl.-Ing. Victoria Schuldt was presented the award by TU Berlin Vice President Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heß on July 11 in the TU Berlin atrium. Fraunhofer IZM appreciates this recognition of its collaboration and particularly also the acknowledgement of the contribution that young female scientists make.