Award

Caroline Gutjahr wins SEB President’s Medal 2018 in Plant Biology

5. 7. 2018 | Biology Society honours AcademiaNet member
Caroline Gutjahr
Bild vergrößern
(© Andreas Heddergott / TU München)


Caroline Gutjahr


This week, one of four SEB President’s Medals will be handed to AcademiaNet member Dr Caroline Gutjahr. The SEB President’s Medals are awarded annually to young scientists of outstanding distinction.

Nominees to a President’s Medal are among the best in their respective fields: they are strong researchers or scientists in the early stage of their career. They may be leading their own group, are well respected by their peers and regarded as a creative and novel thinker. All those attributes apply to Dr Gutjahr. Only last year, she took home a substantial ERC Starting Grant for her project ‘Regulatory networks of plant cell rearrangement during symbiont accommodation’ (RECEIVE) and was appointed Tenure Track Professor at the Technical University of Munich.

Her research is very much interdisciplinary: Caroline Gutjahr looks into the biology and function of arbuscular mycorrhiza, a symbiosis between plants and beneficial soil fungi, which augments plant nutrition with mineral nutrients. Using a combination of molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and biochemistry she aims at understanding plant molecular mechanisms, causing changes in plant cells that allow arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi to colonise these cells. Moreover, she investigates how molecular mechanisms interconnect plant and symbiosis development, and how this may allow plants to orchestrate arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis with their physiological needs under changing environmental conditions.

This year’s medals will be presented in Florence on the occasion of the SEB annual meeting.
  (© AcademiaNet / SEB)

More information

Additional articles on this topic

Testimonials

  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

No more excuses!

  1. Please download the brochure "No more excuses" and read more about female experts in Europe, and about AcademiaNet.

News

  1. Ottoline Leyser announced as new CEO at UK Research and Innovation

    Eminent plant biologist and long-time science policy advisor will take over from Prof Sir Mark Walport.

  2. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize awarded to Dagmar Schäfer

    Historian of Chinese science and technology to receive Germany’s highest research accolade.

  3. Eve's Achilles Heel

    Researchers at our funding organisation Max Planck Society found out that for women, stress and competition is a bad combination.

  4. Neuroscientist Erin Schuman granted 2020 Louis-Jeantet Prize

    Prof Schuman received the prestigious prize for her work on the neurophysiology of memory.

  5. «We want to improve the visibility of women researchers»

    The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has been managing AcademiaNet since January 2020, when it took over from the Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS). Simona Isler, gender equality representative of the SNSF, talks about ideas and plans for the future.