IMBA Scientist Jürgen Knoblich receives Wittgenstein Award 2009

October 16, 2009

The molecular biologist is honored for his groundbreaking findings in the field of stem cell biology.

Jürgen Knoblich, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, receives the Wittgenstein Prize of the Austrian Federal Government. Including prize money of 1.4 million Euros, this is the richest science prize of the Republic.

Jürgen Knoblich, born in Memmingen, Germany, is a researcher at IMBA since 2004. He takes specific interest in the scientific question of cell division. A special case of cell division is the asymmetric one, which bears extraordinary significance for stem cell biology. Together with his international team of 18 scientists, Jürgen Knoblich was able to clarify all details of the biologic processes, which take part in this procedure.

The Vienna Biocenter in the third district of Vienna has established itself as the premier location for life sciences in Central Europe and is a world-leading international bio-medical research center.

 

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