The Miklos Bodanszky Award is presented every two years, during the European Peptide Symposium, in commemoration of Miklos Bodanszky’s contributions to peptide research, to a young scientist who has in the opinion of the General Assembly of the Society made the most outstanding contribution to peptide research in the period of maximum ten years after obtaining the PhD degree. The Award is presented during the EPS Symposium and is sponsored by BCN Peptides.
The 2020 awardee is Kathrin Lang. Congratulations!
Kathrin Lang studied Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck/Austria where she obtained a PhD in Chemistry in 2008. After postdoctoral research in the group of Venki Ramakrishnan on ribosome crystallography and in the lab of Jason Chin on synthetic biology at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge, UK, she was appointed in 2014 as a Rudolf Mössbauer Tenure Track Professor at the Technical University of Munich, where she was recently tenured and promoted to Associate Professor for Synthetic Biochemistry. Her general research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area between Chemistry and Biology, applying concepts from Organic Chemistry to develop new tools to study and control biological systems. The KLang lab for Synthetic Biochemistry is especially active in enabling and advancing approaches to expand the genetic code and in developing new in in vivo chemistries, a combination that is ideally suited to address unmet challenges in studying and manipulating biological processes with a new level of spatial, temporal and molecular precision.