Doctoral Student Award
To motivate doctoral students and to honour extraordinary achievements, the Graduate School awards a Doctoral Student Award to outstanding students every year on our Graduation Day. Awards are conferred for excellent research as documented in publications or as talks given at international scientific conferences, and for the development and implementation of innovative methods. Interdisciplinary projects are given preferential consideration. The award amounts to € 2,500 and is presented to the doctoral student in person. The price can be split and thereby be awarded to more than one person. The recipients are free to use it for any purpose that helps to promote their career.
These PhD students received the Doctoral Student Award in recent years:
|Böck- Maier, Christina|
Psychoneuroimmunological alterations associated with psychological stress across the lifespan llifespan
Department of Clinical and Biological Psychology
Diagnosis and characterization of leptin mutations causing severe early-onset obesity
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
|Grozdanov, Veselin||Mechanisms of innate immunity and alpha-synuclein aggregation in Parkinson's disease||Department of Neurology||2017|
|Müller, Janis||The versatile role of semen and seminal amyloid in virus infection||Institute of Molecular Virology||2017|
|Hotter, Dominik||Modulation of viral gene expression and cellular immune response by primate lentiviral proteins Vpu, Vpr and Nef||Institute of Molecular Virology||2017|
|Feiler, Marisa||Development and application of a cell-based oligomerization assay to characterize TDP-43 aggregation, transmission and prion-like seeding in the context of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis||Department of Neurology||2016|
|Hampp, Stefanie||Regulatory Role of p53 in the Reactivation of Stalled Replication Forks||Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics||2016|
|Anastasidou,Sofia||The Role of Serum Response factor mediated gene regulation in a mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis||Physiological Chemistry||2015|
|Next-Generation Cell Engineering of Biopharmaceutical Production Cells using microRNAs||Institute of Pharmaceuetical Biotechnology, Biberach||2015|
|Palesch, David||Generation and characterization of AAV vectors for combination immunotherapy against HIV-1||Molecular Virology||2014|
|Fan, Chunxiang||Transient compartment-like syndrome and normokalemic periodic paralysis due to a Cav 1.1 mutation||Neurophysiology||2014|
|Leibinger, Marco||Molecular mechanisms mediating neuroprotection and axon regeneration in mature retinal ganglion cells||Neurology||2013|
|Hartmann, Daniel||Telomerase gene mutations are associated with cirrhosis formation||Molecular Medicine||2013|
|Schmeißer, Michael||Molecular mechanisms of developing neuron - principles of maturation, synaptogenesis and plasticity||Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology||2012|
|Kron, Matthias||Adenovirus vaccine vectors - Influence of vector tropism and vector-directed immunity on adaptive immune responses to transgenic antigens||Department of Gene Therapy||2012|
|Bugner, Verena||Characterization of potential downstream targets of noncanonical Wnt signaling during Xenopus neural development||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||2011|
|Lück, Sonja||Functional characterization of CBF leukemia subgroup||Department of Internal Medicine III||2011|
|Lunov, Oleg||Modulation of immune cell signalling and function by functionalized particles||Pharmacology of Natural Products and Clinical Pharmacology||2011 (for 2010)|
|Müller, Adrienne||Molecular mechanisms underlying the switch of mature retinal ganglion cells to a regenerative state after inflammatory stimulation||Neurology||2009|
|Chevillotte, Meike||Novel approaches for optimisation of human cytomegalovirus antiviral therapy based on viral resistance profiles||Virology||2009|
|Sander, Sandrine||Deregulated expression of microRNAs - a critical pathogenic mechanism in MYC-induced lymphoma||Physiological Chemistry||2008|
|Lebedev, Anton||Functional studies of Cockayne syndrome protein B in RNA polymerase I transcription||Dermatology||2008|
Nominate a student!
Nomination packets should consist of the following items:
- A nomination letter by the supervisor briefly describing why this student was chosen for nomination (maximum 2 pages)
- A CV of the candidate including congress participations and publications
Nominees have to be in their final year of doctoral enrollment during the award year.
Nominations are to be submitted to the Coordination Office by September, 1st, 2019 via e-mail. The nominations will be evaluated by the Board of Directors and the PhD Committee.
The award will be presented at the graduation ceremony during the Graduate School’s Fall Meeting on October 09th, 2019.