Bayer announces its early excellence awards in Science

Bayer announces its early excellence awards in Science

3:11 AM, 19th December 2011
Bayer announces its early excellence awards in Science
Professor Dr Wolfgang Plischke, Member of the Board, Bayer AG.


LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Bayer announced the early excellence in science award 2011 for which prizes, each worth €10,000, have been given by an independent scientific committee of Bayer Science & Education foundation. The Bayer foundation presents award to talented young scientists in the early stages of their academic careers. The selection is made on the basis of the originality and quality of candidates’ research and the significance of this work for the respective award category.

“Research and science play a central role for the inventor company Bayer. Bayer’s innovation strategy has long focused on intensive exchange with colleges and universities. The targeted funding of young scientists is just one element of our programme - cooperation and strategic partnerships are essential for successful industrial research,” said Professor Dr Wolfgang Plischke, Member of the Board, Bayer AG.  

Professor Dr Arne Thomas from Technical University of Berlin received the award in the category “Materials” for synthesis of highly porous functional materials. Dr Andreas Bender, University of Cambridge, Great Britain, received the award for “Chemistry” for his detailed developments and research activities for prediction of modes of action as well as adverse effects of drugs with in-silico methods. Dr Cristobal Uauy, John Innes Centre, Norwich, Great Britain, received the award for Biology for his work in research of wheat genetics.

The prizes are awarded by the Bayer Science & Education Foundation, whose primary objective is to recognize outstanding research achievements and support important school science projects. In content terms, the sponsorship activities focus on technology, natural sciences and medicine.

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