We would like to congratulate this year’s award winner, Dr. Lena Pernas, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute, on her achievements in the biology of aging.
Her group is making new discoveries about the metabolism of infections. Her work addresses the question of how organelles recognize pathogens and what the subsequent reaction is. In so doing, she has succeeded in uncovering a new type of mechanism, which has been described in her scientific work.
The BINDER Innovation Prize was established to encourage outstanding work in basic cell biology research; it has been awarded annually by the German Society of Cell Biology (DGZ) since 1998 and comes with prize money of €4,000. It is our way of supporting progress in science, helping to cultivate new ideas, and at the same time strengthening collaboration between the best minds in science.