Tübingen, August 5, 2019. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Nobel Laureate and Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) (USA).
Every year, the Society presents this award in recognition of the life time scientific contributions. It was presented during the SDB Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard has received numerous accolades, honorary doctorates and prizes, including the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (1986), the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award (1991) and the Nobel Prize for Medicine (1995), for her discoveries of genes that control the development of animals and the demonstration of morphogenetic gradients in fly embryos.
She is a member of the Royal Society (England), the National Academy (USA), the Leopoldina (Germany), the Berlin Brandenburg Academy (Germany), the Curia of Sciences (Austria) and the Académie des Sciences (France). Since 2013 she is Chancellor of the Order Pour le Mérite (Germany).
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is heading a research group "Colour pattern formation". Her book: "Animal beauty: On the evolution of biological aesthetics" appeared 2019 at MIT Press.