Katja Petzold winner of 2018 Ampere prize
Katja Petzold has received the Ampere prize for Young Investigators during the EUROMAR conference in Nantes, France. The prize of 3,000 EUR was given in recognition of her achievements in using solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) for the study the molecular mechanism of RNA function.
Petzold studies structure and dynamics of RNA with focus on RNA based diseases by applying relaxation dispersion NMR.
”Receiving the prize is an amazing recognition of the work of my lab and I’m very grateful. It helps to make the niche area of RNA NMR more commonly known and hopefully motivates more scientists to join our endeavors to study RNA mechanisms”, says Katja Petzold, senior researcher at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.
The Ampere Prize for Young Investigators is awarded biannually, during the Opening Session of the Euromar conferences. The prize committee chooses the winner based on his or her achievements in the field of Magnetic Resonance. The prize is intended for early career independent researchers.