Johannes Fritsch received the prestigious Doctoral Thesis Award of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) for outstanding research in the field of microbiology. The Award is associated with a price money of € 1,600 and a summary article of his work in the journal BioSpektrum.
Johannes Fritsch was born in 1980. He studied biology at HU Berlin and at Södertörns Högskola, Sweden from 2001 until 2007. Afterwards, he was a PhD student at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Pennsylvania State University, USA, and at the Institute of Biology at HU Berlin from 2007 til 2012. In UniCat, he carried out research at Bärbel Friedrich’s and Oliver Lenz‘ group. Scince 2013 he has been a scientific coworker at the prestigous German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.