Dr. Melina Schuh has been awarded the BINDER Innovation Prize for her research into the development of fertile egg cells in mammals.
Tuttlingen, Germany – This year's BINDER Innovation Prize from the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ) was received by Dr. Melina Schuh of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in the German city of Göttingen for her pioneering research in the field of organismic biology into meiosis, which is the division of cells or reduction division of germ cells in mammals. The prize, which includes a 4,000 euro endowment, was awarded at the International Meeting of the DGZ on March 14 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. The BINDER Innovation Prize has been awarded annually since 1998 by the DGZ for outstanding work in basic cell biology research. The prize money is underwritten by BINDER GmbH, the world's largest specialist in simulation chambers for scientific and industrial laboratories.