Thursday, March 19, 2009

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2009

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

One of the nine winners was Dr. Angelika Lohwasser (41), Egyptology, Free University of Berlin:

Angelika Lohwasser is seen, in German-speaking countries, as one of the most outstanding researchers in the field of Sudanese archaeology. Taking a very broad subject-specific and also inter- and transdisciplinary approach, she analyses artefacts from this ancient intercultural region, and in so doing has developed new stimuli and pioneering methods. One of these pioneering methods, for instance, is her markedly sociological methodology, with which she literally brought about a new approach in Egyptology, without losing sight of the field of traditional Egyptology. In terms of the subject matter addressed she has also tackled innovative topics, for example the previously underestimated role of women in the Kingdom of Kush. With this work, Angelika Lohwasser has given her subject a new status in Germany, both in the scientific community as well as amongst the general public. Her many lectures, in Germany and internationally, which gave her the opportunity to prove herself as a successful science communicator, have contributed to this achievement. In addition she has also received numerous distinctions for her teaching work in academia.

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