June 16, 2021
Mannagetta Prize for Medicine to Joanna Loizou
The Austrian Academy of Sciences has awarded the Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta Prize for Medicine to cell biologist Joanna Loizou.
Joanna Loizou is a group leader at MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Cancer Research and a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital. She is also part of our FWF funded Special Research Program “Targeted Protein Degradation”.
Joanna Loizou’s work focuses on the consequences that DNA damage and the associated repair mechanisms have on genome stability. She and her team want to provide a better understanding of cancer development and to identify new treatment approaches.
Joanna Loizou on the Mannagetta Prize: “First of all, it is a recognition of my work. Beyond that, the fact that a cell biologist has won a Prize for Medicine highlights the clinical importance of my work. And last but not least, it can be seen as confirmation of the great importance that basic research has for oncology.”
The Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta Prize for Medicine is given to people with outstanding work in the field of medical research one a year.
Read more about this prize.