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The support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) is worth 500,000 €.
The accolade has been called the scientist equivalent of the lifetime achievement Oscar.
Only about one third of students in STEM subjects are female. We spoke with Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon who founded STEMettes to help young girls and women engage with STEM subjects. She is a strong supporter of young girls and women and a role model for many aspiring to have a career in science.
The pharmaceutical chemist was chosen for her multidisciplinary work on microchip biotechnology.
Why are so few women awarded a Nobel Prize? The reasons are manifold and hinder female researchers at all stages of their careers. Countermeasures are only slowly taking effect.