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Hector Fellow Academy Speakers Award

When Hector Fellows chair a conference they may honor the best lectures given by young scientists with the Hector Fellow Academy Speakers Award.

July 2019: International Symposium "Organometallic Catalysis Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS)", Heidelberg

On July 25, 2019, Hector Fellow A. Stephen K. Hashmi presented the Speakers Award to Mr. Anton Makarov from Perm State University, Russia. The prize was awarded to the youngest speaker for his outstanding lecture "Rhodium-Catalyzed Rearrangement of 2-Furyl Tethered 1-Tosyl-1,2,3-triazoles" at the symposium "Organometallic Catalysis Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS)".

October 2016: Conference "17th International conference on Retinal Proteins", Potsdam

On October 7, 2016, Klaus Gerwert presented the Speakers Award to Elena Govorunova, doctoral student, on behalf of Hector Fellow Peter Hegemann. The prize was awarded for her outstanding lecture "Mechanism diversity in channelrhodopsins" at the conference "17th International Conference on Retinal Proteins", which she presented together with John Spudich, doctoral student.

September 2016: Conference "Colour in Mind - From Perception to Art", Tübingen

On September 23, 2016 Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner handed over the Speakers Award to Dr. Maria Olkkonen.The prize honours her outstanding presentation "Learning and Memory in Colour Perception" at the international conference "Colour in Mind - From Perception to Art". Besides, Alice Skelton received a Recognition Award for her talk and Dr. Christoph Witzel a Poster Award. 

July 2016: MEA Meeting “Research for Vision: From Neuroscience to Neurotechnology”, Reutlingen

On July 1, 2016 Mark Shein-Idelson, doctoral student from the Max-Plack Institute for Brain Research was awarded the Hector Fellow Academy Speakers Award. Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner handed over the price for his presentation at the Satellite Symposium: 2nd Tübingen Neurotech Meeting, “Research for Vision: From Neuroscience to Neurotechnology”, that was held within the MEA Meetings 2016 – 10th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays in Reutlingen.

March 2015: DFG-Workshops for Early Career Investigators "Neurosensory Systems", Tübingen

On March 13, 2015 Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner handed over the Hector Fellow Academy Speakers Award to Dr. Wibke Singer and Dr. Tobias Goldmann. Both scientists were awarded for their presentations during the Workshops for Early Career Investigators “Neurosensory Systems” of the German Research Foundation which took place at the University Hospital Tübingen.