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Otto Loewi Award 2013

Dr. Kristin Tessmar-Raible is the recipient of the 2013 Otto Loewi Award

The Otto Loewi Award 2013 was generously sponsored by Astra Zeneca!Kristin Tessmar-Raible-Icon

Current Position: Group leader at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna, Austria.


Kristin Tessmar-Raible graduated 2001 from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 2004 she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Marburg in Germany. During her PhD studies she was Visiting Scientist at serveral institutions including the EMBL in Heidelber, the University of Cambridge (UK), and the ECSF in San Francisco (USA). In the years 2004 - 2008 Kristin Tessmar-Raible worked as Post-doc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Germany. 2008 Kristin Tessmar-Raible joined the Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna, Austria, as Junior Group. In the following years she successfully established her own research group and received prestigious research funding including the START Price (2008) from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and in 2013 the START grant from the ERC (European Research Council).

Kristin Tessmar-Raible at the Otto Loewi Award Ceremony 2013 in ViennaMain research topic

Lunar periodicity and inner brain photoreceptors, interconnection of lunar and circadian clocks, moon light sensors at the cellular and molecular level, role of photosensitive neurons in vertebrates





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