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05/03/13

Appreciation and stimulation for a young scientist: Nuno Maulide receives the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis 2013

Appreciation and stimulation for a young scientist:
Nuno Maulide receives the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis 2013

This year’s Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis laureates have been announced. And Nuno Maulide, group leader at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, is among the nine awardees. They were selected by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the German Ministry of Education and Research. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on the 3rd of June.

Unconventional Reaction Profiles


Nuno Maulide and his group are interested in the intersection between “classical” Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalysis and Chemical Biology. The Portuguese scientist has set his heart on unconventional reaction profiles of organic compounds. That has impressed the jury. 

Third most important science award in Germany

The award is named after the Physicist Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, president of the DGF from 1974 to 1979. It is endowed with 20.000 Euro and meant as appreciation and stimulation for young scientists. According to a survey of the magazine “Bild der Wissenschaft” it is the third most important science award in Germany – after the “Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis” and the German “Zukunftspreis”.