Presentation of the SonderMTZ®-Award 2021
The renowned prize for young scientists goes to HZI researcher in the anniversary year of the MTZ®foundation
On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, the MTZ®foundation presented the SonderMTZ®-Award 2021 in Erkrath-Trills. The award winner is Dr Sahamoddin Khailaie from the department "Systems Immunology" headed by Prof Michael Meyer-Hermann at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig. The prize was awarded in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of Medical Systems Biology and Systems Medicine. The award ceremony took place during the 13th PhD Symposium of the HZI on 2 December 2021.
Systems Biology as basic research is considered an important starting point for a medicine that increasingly relies on individually targeted disease control. The research objective of the award winner Sahamoddin Khailaie is to understand diseases related to the immune system with the help of mathematical models. The MTZ®foundation of Thomas and Monika Zimmermann is a non-profit independent foundation with the aim of honouring innovative approaches in medical research, with young scientists at the centre of the foundation's work. The involvement of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and top-class selection committees ensure the high quality of the foundation's work. The MTZ®-Award has thus become an important prize for young scientists in Germany.
To the video greeting (in German) by Prof Otmar D. Wiestler, President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers