Frauke Melchior receives FEBS|EMBO Women in Science Award

Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior

Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior receives the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements of female researchers in the life sciences. In addition, winners of the award are role models who inspire future generations of scientists. Specificially, Melchior receives the award for discovering a link between the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO), oxidative stress and DNA damage, which has important implications for the development of chemotherapeutic approaches in cancer treatment. In addition, the award also recognizes Melchior’s generosity in guiding and mentoring young researchers and sharing protocols and reagents with the scientific community. press release