Florian has been successfully nominated for this year’s Water Resource Award 2018 of the Ruediger Kurt Bode Foundation. The award acknowledges the pioneering, interdisciplinary research Florian and his lab are doing in aquatic biomonitoring – from research to application – and the award comes with a price money of 100,000 €. Major parts of the funding will be to support the research and the network behind the DNAqua-Net project. Furthermore, the money will be used to award excellent and innovative young researchers for visionary Master Theses in biodiversity research.
The Award Ceremony took place in Dresden on June 3rd 2018 as part of the Water Research Horizon Conference. A few impressions are shown below:
Photo 1: Award Ceremony in Dresden. LTR: Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode (Chairman of the Ruediger Kurt Bode Foundation), Prof. Dr. Florian Leese, Dr. Arne Beermann, Vera Zizka, Dr. Alexander Weigand, Dr. Martina Weiss (all Leeselab members) and Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs (Member of the Jury). Copyright: Ruediger Kurt Bode Foundation/Bettina Ausserhofer.
Photo 2: Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode (Chairman of the Ruediger Kurt Bode Foundation) holding the laudatio. Copyright: Ruediger Kurt Bode Foundation/Bettina Ausserhofer.
Here further press information (German only, sorry):