April 8, 2020
Franziska Eberl receives the Beutenberg Campus Science Prize for the best junior scientist
Beutenberg Campus e.V.  will award Franziska Eberl from the Department of Biochemistry (project group “Chemical Ecology of Anti-Herbivore Defenses in Poplar” led by Sybille Unsicker) the Science Prize “Life Sciences and Physics” for the best doctoral thesis in the field. The junior scientist, who finished her PhD thesis with a “summa cum laude”, studies the chemical ecology in a tripartite relationship between trees, insect herbivores and fungal pathogens. She investigates, for example, how the emission of volatile organic compounds changes when a poplar tree is simultaneously attacked by insects and pathogenic fungi. The sophisticated application of different physical methods makes this research possible and reflects the campus motto ‘Life Science meets Physics’ in the best possible manner. The prize in endowed with 1000 euros.