Prof. Ludmilla Aristilde Receives Bessel Research Award

Professor Ludmilla Aristilde has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of her research accomplishments and to support her collaboration and international exchange with Professor Lars Angenent at the University of Tübingen.  

Professor Aristilde’s research combines molecular, experimental and computational techniques to address fundamental questions at the interface of environmental chemistry, environmental biochemistry, and environmental bioengineering. She applies metabolomic approaches for high-resolution chemical fingerprinting of cellular metabolism and has made important contributions in elucidating bacterial carbon recycling. During her stay in Germany, she intends to uncover new biological ways for sustainable carbon recovery from complex wastes.

The Humboldt Research Awards are a central pillar of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s sponsorship activities since 1972. The awards honor the academic achievements to date of internationally recognized scientists and scholars from around the world, who are invited to spend time for research in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation aims to develop a personal relationship between researchers from all countries and disciplines and Germany itself.  There are 30,000 researchers worldwide coming from more than 140 countries and including 56 Nobel Laureates, who belong to the Humboldt Foundation’s network. 

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