Sofja Kovalevskaja-Preisverleihung 2018
The Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize is awarded annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to international young scientists. With prize money of up to 1.65 million euros each, it is one of Germany's highest-endowed scientific prizes. The festive award ceremony in Berlin in November 2018 was organised and held on-site by 3c.
At the festive event in the atrium of Deutsche Bank Unter den Linden, the Federal Minister for Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, and Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Humboldt Foundation, personally presented the coveted award to Turkish molecular biologist Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu as one of five winners.
As part of her speech of gratitude, Dr. Bulut-Karslioglu reported on her research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. The young researcher deals with the question of how the lifestyle of the mother during pregnancy has an epigenetic influence on the development of the embryo.
Giving a breathtaking performance, the creative multi-percussionists of the ensemble "Repercussion" set their very own accents at the evening awards ceremony. With great attention to musical detail and absolute technical perfection, they imparted a special echo to the concerns of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
3c was also responsible for the organisation of the working meeting, which took place during the day at the Eurostars Hotel on Friedrichstraße. Among other things, specialist topics were discussed with this year's award winners and their hosts and experiences regarding Germany as a research location were shared.