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Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch Prize for the best dissertation

The Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch Prize is awarded once a year. To be considered for the award, SGBM students must write a one-page summary of their dissertation and provide a two-page CV, which is assessed by the awards committee of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg. The files for a select group of candidates are then provided to the awards committee at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Department of Genetics). This committee recommends its selection for the laureate and the final decision on the prize winner is made jointly by Einstein’s Department of Genetics and SGBM.

The laureate is invited to travel to New York and give a seminar in the Department of Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The expenses are covered by the two institutions. While other prizes may come with a big endowment, the aim of this award is to explicitly further the exchange of ideas, to build bridges and open doors for promising scientists at the start of their career.

The 2018 Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch Prize laureate

In July 2018 SGBM and the Department of Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York have awarded the Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch prize for the best PhD work in biomedical sciences for the sixth time. The 2018 laureate is Hanna Wagner.