Event | FVB | 04-10-2022

Invitation to the Marthe Vogt Award ceremony 2022

The Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB) awards this year's Marthe Vogt Award to the excellent young scientist Dr. Ahana Aurora Fernandez. The award ceremony will take place at the Leibniz Headquarters on November 2 during the Berlin Science Week.

Illustration: Beatriz Arribas

INVITATION (in German only)

During the Marthe Vogt Award ceremony we will pay tribute to this year’s award-winner, biologist Dr. Ahana Aurora Fernandez. Professor Thomas Schröder, Executive Board Spokesman of the Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB) and Director of the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ), will welcome the audience. Ulrike Gote, Senator for Higher Education and Research, Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality of the State of Berlin, will give the celebratory address; the laudatory speech will be given by PD Dr. Mirjam Knörnschild from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science. A small get-together will take place after the award ceremony.

Presenter: Julika Schmitz
Music: Reinhild Kuhn and Thomas Holzhausen

The Marthe Vogt Award ceremony took place as an in-person event on November 2.
The recording of the event is available here: https://youtu.be/rTCV3lSp3DA

If you would like to attend the Marthe Vogt Award ceremony in presence, please register by email.
Contact: preisverleihungfv-berlin.de

About the award-winner:

Dr. Ahana Aurora Fernandez works as a scientist in the research group of PD Dr Mirjam Knörnschild at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Berlin’s Museum of Natural History). In the role of postdoctoral fellow in Mirjam Knörnschild’s ERC Starting Grant project “CULTSONG”, she investigates the neuromolecular mechanisms of vocal learning and the flexibility of imitation skills using the example of the greater sac-winged bat. To do this, she uses an interdisciplinary approach to combine neuroethological methods that have previously only been used in the laboratory with long-term studies on bats in the wild. Fernandez earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Bern, Switzerland, and went on to complete her doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin. She receives the Marthe Vogt Award 2022 for her outstanding doctoral thesis.