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Katharina Röttger receives prestigous Albert-Weller-Prize

Cologne, 30 September 2014:

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Dr. Katharina Röttger, Institute of Physical Chemistry of CAU Kiel, received the prestigious Albert Weller-Prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and the Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG) for her outstanding work on the photophysical and photochemical dynamics of electronically excited DNA building blocks. The prize was presented at the 24th GDCh Lecture Conference on Photochemistry by Prof. Dr. Axel Griesbeck, chair of the GDCh Photochemistry Division.

Katharina earned her Ph. D. degree at CAU Kiel in 2013 with a Thesis on the "Ultrafast Deactivation Dynamics of Structurally Modified and Hydrogen Bonded DNA and RNA Building Blocks". She previously already received the CAU Faculty Prize for her Thesis. In 2015, she will start postdoctoral research at the University of Bristol, UK, where she plans to work with Prof. Andrew Orr-Ewing.

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