Written by Nóra Lehotai and André Mateus.
The Karl Freudenberg Prize was established in 1986 to mark the 100th birthday of Prof. Dr. Karl Freudenberg by the Freudenberg Group. It goes to scientific work in the field of natural sciences – especially chemistry and biology. This year the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences) announced that it is shared between Dr. Kelvin Anggara and Dr. André Mateus.
Photo: André Mateus. Credit: Christine Wegler.
Dr André Mateus is honored for his work "The functional proteome landscape of Escherichia coli" (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-3002-5). The importance of microorganisms to human health and the increase in antibiotic resistance require new technologies to study these species. The data generated in his work allow mapping protein function and interactions at a large scale. The approach developed is also easily applicable to other organisms. Dr. André Mateus received his PhD from the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University. Since 2022, he holds a position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Umeå University (Sweden) and as a team leader at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS).
You can read the original version of the announcement in German here: https://www.hadw-bw.de/sites/default/files/documents/PM_PreistraegerInnen_2022.pdf
Read more about the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in German here: https://www.hadw-bw.de/