PhD award 2018 for yDiv alumna Bettina Ohse
Leipzig. Bettina Ohse has received the PhD Award 2018 of the Research Academy Leipzig. At the graduate school’s annual reception, the 35-year-old was honoured by Prof Beate Schücking, rector of Leipzig University. The insights gained during her doctoral research attracted great attention and aroused international media response. Together with her co-authors, Ohse proved that trees can tell whether one of their buds or shoots was just accidentally torn off by a storm gust or fell victim to a voracious deer. When the deer eat them, the trees launch defence mechanisms. Ohse’s work has already been awarded the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation's Best Paper Prize.
Bettina Ohse was a graduate student in the working group of iDiv director Prof Christian Wirth at Leipzig University. From 2014 to 2018 she was member of iDiv’s graduate school yDiv.
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