Benjamin Judkewitz receives Alfried Krupp Prize


Prestigious prize awarded for the first time to a Charité scientist for his research at the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Judkewitz has received this year's Alfried Krupp Prize from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation for his research at the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure. The neuroscientist heads the Bioimaging and Neurophotonics Lab at the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure in the Neuroscience Research Center of the Charité. Describing his motivation Judkewitz explains, "The aim of my research is to overcome the limits of optical microscopy in biological tissues." So far deep-seated living cells, for example in human and animal brain, have been inaccessible to microscopic examination because such tissues are opaque and scatter light.

“In Benjamin Judkewitz, a truly outstanding young researcher, we have the first Charité scientist to be given this prestigious award. We are very proud of this achievement,” says Charité Dean Prof. Dr. Axel Radlach Pries. “Benjamin Judkewitz’s expertise in the field of optical imaging and the additional funding from the prize will provide further impetus for research at the Charité in the future.”
The Alfried Krupp Prize has been awarded since 1986 to young scientists holding their first professorship in the natural sciences or engineering at a German university. The prize of one million euros is intended to enable the awardee over a period of five years to enhance their working environment independent of public funding, and to advance their work in research and teaching. The non-profit Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation is the legacy of Dr. Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, the last owner of the Krupp company.
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