Marta Rizzi (P04) receives Mathilde Wagner Prize for her habilitation “Characterization of human B lymphocyte development based on the analyses of primary immunodeficiencies” in Experimental Medicine
Privatdozentin Marta Rizzi, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg, receives the Mathilde Wagner Prize endowed with 10,000 euros. In her habilitation she has examined the physiology and pathology of human early and late B cell development, survival and selection by studying two models of primary immunodeficiencies: common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS).
The Equal Opportunity Office of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg has awarded the Mathilde Wagner Prize annually since 2014 for outstanding habilitations by female scientists of the Faculty. Mathilde Wagner, eponym of the award, was the first woman who as a properly enrolled student became a doctor of medicine in 1901 in Freiburg – and thus one of the first female doctors in Germany. The prize is awarded according to three criteria: publication in high-ranking journals, excellent academic achievements as well as focus of the habilitation on current scientific questions of basic research in preclinical, clinical or applied research.