MTZ®-MPI-Award 2016: postponed by love to 04.01.2017

This year's awardees Dr. Jyoti Rao and Dr. Urs Langen married each other on the planned date

January 03, 2017

Can you imagine a more beautiful reason to postpone an award ceremony? Probably not! On December 8th 2016, the planned date for the annual ceremony of the MTZ-MPI-Award, Jyoti Rao and Urs Langen celebrated their own ceremony: in New Delhi, Jyoti Rao's origin, they married each other.

Presentation of the Certificates of the MTZ®-MPI-Award 2016
Mr. Thomas Zimmermann, Mrs. Monika Zimmermann, Dr. Urs Langen and Dr. Jyoti Rao (from left)

For that reason, the award ceremony will take place at January 4th 2017. It will start at 4 pm in the auditorium of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. The awardees Dr. Jyoti Rao and Dr. Urs Langen will explain their works in short eligible presentations (in English). The laudationes will be held by PD Dr. Boris Greber and Prof. Dr. Ralf Adams. The founding couple Monika and Thomas Zimmermann will hand over the certificates. After the ceremony, at approximately 4:45 pm, there will be a reception with the opportunity to congratulate the awardees - both to the award and their wedding.

The awardees got to know each other at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. Dr. Jyoti Rao finished her doctoral thesis on the differentiation of cardiac muscle cells from embryonic stem cells in the lab of PD Dr. Boris Greber. Dr. Urs Langen completed his doctoral thesis on blood vessels in bone during development in the department of Prof. Dr. Ralf Adams.

On top of these ceremonies, the MTZ®foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary these months. With five awards of the MTZ®foundation promote the young scientific excellence that pushes forward disease research and drug development into new dimensions with groundbreaking research findings. To this extend, the MTZ®foundation has chosen highly recognized and long-standing institutes and universities and their excellent scientific junior talents. In this way, the founding couple Monika and Thomas Zimmermann wants to foster young persons in their scientific career. Ever since 2009, the MTZ®foundation distiguishes young scientists at the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine with the MTZ®-MPI-Award on a yearly basis. The award prize is endowed with 2,500 Euros.


Invitation to the ceremony for the MTZ®-MPI-Award 2016:
You are codially invited to the award ceremony. The awardees Dr. Jyoti Rao and Dr. Urs Langen will explain their works in short eligible presentations (in English). The laudationes will be held by PD Dr. Boris Greber and Prof. Dr. Ralf Adams. The founding couple Monika and Thomas Zimmermann will hand over the certificates. After the ceremony, at approximately 4:45 pm, there will be a reception with the opportunity to speak to Monika Zimmermann and Thomas Zimmermann of the MTZ®foundation.

Date and time:
Januar 4, 2017, 4:00 pm
Venue:
Auditorium, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
Röntgenstraße 20, 48149 Münster


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