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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2012

34 Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 2012 4 Accolades 1 | Member of the German Ethics Council – Prof. Katrin Amunts 2 | Admitted to Das Junge Kolleg of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Dr. Dr. Svenja Caspers 3 | Winner of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award – Dr. Dmitry A. Fedosov 4 | Recipient of the Minerva Prize – Prof. Joachim Treusch Prof. Katrin Amunts, director at the In- stitute of Neuroscience and Medicine, was appointed to the German Ethics Council. The Ethics Council consists of 26 members. It is concerned with the expected consequences arising in con- nection with research and new develop- ments, in particular in the life sciences and their application to humans. Its mission is to inform the general public and encourage public debate. It also prepares official statements and recom- mendations for the German Bundestag and the federal government. Dr. Dr. Svenja Caspers from the Insti- tute of Neuroscience and Medicine was named as a member of Junges Kolleg of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Admission is one of the most important accolades for early-career scientists in North Rhine-Westphalia. Junges Kolleg was set up with financial support from the Mercator Foundation. Up to 30 mem- bers – outstanding young scientists of all disciplines – receive a research scholarship worth € 10,000 annually. Dr. Dmitry A. Fedosov from the Institute of Complex Systems was awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, one of the most valuable German science prizes. He was honoured by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for developing a simulation method that can be used to describe and predict blood flow under various conditions. Fedosov will use the prize money, some € 1.3 million, to establish his own research group focusing on exploring the differences in blood circulation in healthy tissue and tumours. Prof. Joachim Treusch, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich from 1990 to 2006, received the 2012 Minerva Prize from Jülich’s Museum Association. The prize is awarded every two years to personalities who have earned it for their work at the interface between culture, science, and industry for the town and region of Jülich.1 2 3 4