Julius Brennecke receives Young Scientist Award 2009 from EMBL

June 18, 2009

(EMBLPhotolab/MSchupp)

For the second time this year, the Alumni Association of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has selected a young scientist to receive the John Kendrew Award. The Alumni Association board chose IMBA Group Leader Julius Brennecke to receive the prize for his revolutionary contributions to science in the field of RNA silencing.

The “John Kendrew Young Scientist Award” is named after the first Director General of EMBL, Sir John Kendrew. It is open to former Postdocs or Doctoral Students who left EMBL in the last 2-5 years. Julius was a doctoral student at EMBL from 2001-2004. He did his thesis in the lab of Stephen Cohen, working on microRNAs in Drosophila. After a break away from the lab as a field assistant in the Galapagos Islands, he returned as a Postdoc for two more years.