Honors, awards, chair offers
Dr. Julia Frunzke, group leader of the Population heterogeneity and signal transduction Group, will receive the Jülicher Exzellenzpreis 2009.
Dr. Stephan Lütz, formerly head of the Biocatalysis and Biosensors Group in the IBG-1: Systems Biotechnology, now Head of Bioreactions, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, will receive the 2009 B&B Daniel I.C. Wang Award for his commitment in the area of biotechnology and (bio)engineering. (The award, which honors a distinguished young researcher who has shown a sustained commitment to B&B, was initiated in 2008. The award will be presented at a BIOT session at the ACS National Meeting (August 16–20, 2009) in Washington, D.C.).
At the conference European BioPerspectives 2008 in Hannover, Prof. Dr. em. Christian Wandrey was awarded with the DECHEMA-Plakette of the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA).
At the conference biocat2008, Prof. Dr. em. Hermann Sahm, former head of the IBT-1 (now IBG-1: Systemic Microbiology), received the Biocat Award 2008 for his outstanding contributions to biocatalysis in the category Lifetime Achievement. Also see this article at BIOCATALYSIS2021.
Dr. Jürgen Hubbuch, formerly head of the Bioseparations Group in the IBT-2 (now IBG-1: Systems Biotechnology), has been offered and has accepted a professorship of molecular separation of bioproducts at the Universität Karlsruhe.