Emily Bayer, a graduate student in the Hobert lab, was one of three young scientists presented the International Birnstiel Award. The award is given to recognize groundbreaking work in the field of molecular life sciences.
According to an article from the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, "Institutions in Europe, the US and Asia...put forward their most talented PhD student from the previous year," with over 100 nominations. Emily's elucidation of sexually dimorphic development in the nervous system of C. elegans has already resulted in publication in scientific journals as well as some press, and this latest achievement clearly reflects the importance and relevance of her research to molecular biology today.
On November 7-8, she and the other two awardees will attend the Vienna BioCenter PhD Symposium, where each will present their work and receive a trophy, certificate, and cash prize. Congratulations, Emily!