Great honor for Kerstin Wilhelm – recipient of the 2016 Otto Hahn Medal
On June 21, Dr. Kerstin Wilhelm from the Angiogenesis & Metabolism Laboratory at the Max Planck Institute was awarded an Otto Hahn Medal. The award is given by the Max Planck Society and honors young junior scientists for their scientific accomplishments during their Ph.D. Kerstin Wilhelm received this prestigious prize for her work on the molecular regulation of blood vessel growth, a process generally referred to as angiogenesis. The award ceremony took place in Weimar during the Annual Meeting of the Society.
Since 1978 the Max Planck Society honors up to 30 young scientists per year with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements. It comes with a monetary award of 7500 euros as recognition. The prize is intended to motivate especially gifted junior scientists and researchers to pursue a future university or research career.