Portrait photo of Peter Marhavy sitting next to a confocal microscopePeter Marhavý at the UPSC microscopy facility (Photo: Fredrik Larsson)

The Gesellschaft für Biochemie and Molekularbiologie (GBM) gives out every year the FEBS Anniversary Prize to acknowledge a senior researcher under 40 years of age for outstanding achievements in the field of biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related sciences. This year, Peter Marhavý, group leader at UPSC, is receiving the prize and is invited to give a talk at The Biochemistry Global Summit in July in Lisbon, Portugal.

It was last week, when Peter Marhavý was informed by FEBS, the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, that he will be awarded with this years’ FEBS Anniversary Prize. Peter Marhavý joined UPSC as new group leader in 2020 after postdocs at The Institute of Science and Technology Austria and at the University of Lausanne. He and his group want to understand how plant roots respond to wounds with special focus on cell-to-cell communication.

“I am very happy that my scientific contribution is appreciated, and I am extremely honoured to have received such a distinguished prize", says Peter Marhavý who works as Assistant Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

FEBS is one of the largest molecular biology societies in Europe. The FEBS Anniversary Prize will be hand over during the IUBMB-FEBS-PABMB Congress 2022 in Lisbon, The Biochemistry Global Summit. It comprises a certificate and 2000€ and is given out by GBM since the 10th anniversary of FEBS.

Link to the press release from FEBS: https://www.febs.org/news/febs-anniversary-prizes-2022/

For more information, please contact:

Peter Marhavý
Umeå Plant Science Centre
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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Twitter: @pmarhavy