Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

The 2008 Körber European Science Award goes to Maria Blasco

04.09.2008
Her discoveries hold promising prospects for new cancer drugs and helping the body's cells live longer

On Monday, September 8, 2008, the Körber Foundation will present the Körber European Science Award for 2008, worth 750,000 euros in prize money, to Maria Blasco in the Main Hall of Hamburg's city hall at 11:00 a.m. Ole von Beust, mayor of Hamburg, will welcome the invited guests, and Bishop Wolfgang Huber, Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, will hold a speech to mark the occasion.

Maria Blasco is a molecular biologist who was born in Spain in 1965. She has distinguished herself through her pioneering work in the field of telomeres. Her discoveries hold the promise of novel cancer therapies and could help lengthen the lifetime of cells and, thus, possibly that of humans, too. Maria Blasco has been head of the research group for molecular oncology at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid since 2003. She is the author of numerous influential publications and has received many prizes and awards for her research.

The Körber European Science Award, now being presented for the 24th time, supports European scientists who are pursuing particularly innovative research projects. The recipients are selected by an international trustee committee chaired by the President of the Max Planck Society, Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss. "The fight against cancer is one of science's greatest challenges. We can only win this fight if we understand why cancer cells continue to divide unchecked. Maria Blasco's research not only accomplishes the exceptional feat of helping us understand the basics of these processes, it also provides exceptionally promising prospects for medical applications."

Kirsten Elvers | alfa
Further information:
http://www.koerber-stiftung.de
http://www.koerber-award.org

More articles from Awards Funding:

nachricht Yuan Chang and Patrick Moore win prize for the discovery of two cancer viruses
14.03.2017 | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

nachricht BMBF funding for diabetes research on pancreas chip
08.02.2017 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

All articles from Awards Funding >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A Challenging European Research Project to Develop New Tiny Microscopes

The Institute of Semiconductor Technology and the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, both members of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA), at Technische Universität Braunschweig are partners in a new European research project entitled ChipScope, which aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. A consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries will tackle this issue with very ambitious objectives during a four-year research program.

To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time...

Im Focus: Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...

Im Focus: Tracing down linear ubiquitination

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...

Im Focus: Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...

Im Focus: Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene: A perfect team for nanoelectronics

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

20.03.2017 | Event News

CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

14.03.2017 | Event News

ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

07.03.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Transport of molecular motors into cilia

28.03.2017 | Life Sciences

A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones

28.03.2017 | Information Technology

NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts

28.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>