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Marine biologist Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius and an interdisciplinary team of wastewater experts from Leipzig will each receive half of the 2018 German Environmental Prize award by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU). German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will present the award this week on 28 October in Erfurt.
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The AcademiaNet scientist is one of 41 international researchers whose work will be supported by a 650 000 $ grant.
Melanie Blokesch from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne gets the ERC Consolidator Grant to uncover the path of transmission of cholera bacteria from the environment to humans.
Prof. Antje Boetius is an expert of marine biogeochemistry. Her studies include the exploration of Arctic deep-sea life under the ice, as well as the long-term observation of the effects of global warming on polar ecosystems.