Brain Researcher Katrin Amunts Receives Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Jülich/Düsseldorf, 17 March 2022 – On Wednesday, 16 March 2022, Prof. Katrin Amunts was the recipient of a very special honour in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the neurosciences. At the Ministry of Culture and Science in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Science Minister Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen presented the 59-year-old with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The internationally renowned researcher is director at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at Forschungszentrum Jülich as well as director of the Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute of Brain Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Her work primarily focuses on developing a three-dimensional brain atlas that will allow the complicated structure and functioning of the brain to be imaged and understood at a microscopic level.