Max Buchner University Prize 2003

Fraunhofer IGB News / 25.7.2003

Max Buchner University Prize 2003
Kathrin Zeller used a DNA chip of this type to analyse different gene sequences in wild-type and mutant strains of Candida albicans.

Kathrin Zeller was awarded a 2003 Max Buchner Prize for her degree thesis work in using a resistance chip to show spot mutations. The graduate of the European Fresenius University in Idstein tested a DNA chip with which (based on the allele-specific primer extension) individually mutated DNA bases of a particular resistance gene of the human pathogenic fungus Candida albicans (and therefore resistant germs) can be identified.

Prize of the Max Buchner Research Foundation for Technical Chemistry at Universities

This prize is awarded annually to the five best degree theses in the fields of chemical technology and bio-technology at universities and for degree studies at polytechnic colleges. The assessment criteria are the practical application of basic scientific engineering knowledge, experimental skill and interpretation of the results. This prize has been awarded by DECHEMA e.V. since 1990.