The PhD thesis of the DUAG member, Dr. Anna Grebinyk, was distinguished with the joint doctoral award 2022 from the Lower Franconian Memorial Year Foundation and University of Würzburg.
The Lower Franconian Memorial Year Foundation for Science is a foundation of the Lower Franconian regional authorities and banks. The foundation awards prizes for scientific achievements in the fields of humanities, natural sciences and medicine. In addition, the work must deal with a subject that affects Lower Franconia or is of particular importance for Lower Franconia, or the author must have spent a significant part of his life in Lower Franconia.
Anna studied biology and biochemistry at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Then she was successful in securing a PhD scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marcus Frohme and transferred her research to the Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Functional Genetics at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, located in the Berlin metropolitan area. Her PhD research was aimed at developing carbon nanoparticle based photodynamic chemotherapy, thus attacking cancer not with one but with two swords. In 2021 she defended her PhD at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Würzburg with summa cum laude. Anna is currently a Post-Doc at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau. Anna has also recently shared her story on Defending German PhD: more of an adventure, less of a challenge.