Hector Science Award
Since 2009 the Hector Foundation II, founded by Dr. h.c Hans-Werner and Josephine Hector, a married couple, annually awards professors from German universities and research institutions with the Hector Science Award of 150,000 €.
The award recognizes
- outstanding research achievements in the STEM fields,
- commitment to teaching and promoting young scientists as well as
- an overall contribution in advancing the discipline and/or their own institution/university.
The awardees are appointed “Hector Fellows” and become members of the Hector Fellow Academy.
On July 16, 4 pm (CEST), the Marsilius Lecture by Hector Fellow Schölkopf will be made available.
By using a new optogenetic tool, it is now possible to control light processes in plants precisely.
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