Tübingen, 14th June, 2012. In July, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Director of the Department of Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, will be awarded the honorary doctorate of the University of Bath. The honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine will be presented at the award ceremony at Bath Abbey.
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard receives the award in recognition of her outstanding work as a geneticist. Dr. Robert Kelsh from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Bath will deliver her laudatio.
In 1995, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology jointly with Edward Lewis and Eric Wieschaus, for discovering how genes control the early development of the embryo. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (1986) and the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award (1991).
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard has been director of the Department of Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology since 1985. In 2004, she founded the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation to support women in science with children.
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