Ewa Łojkowska awarded Johannes Hevelius Award 2021 of the City of Gdańsk in life science

2022-02-01

We are proud to announce that professor Ewa Łojkowska, who leads the MINDtheGEPs work at University of Gdańsk, has been awarded the Johannes Hevelius Award 2021 of the City of Gdańsk in life science. This is the most important scientific distinction in Pomerania, and it was awarded to Ewa Łojkowska for her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of phytopathology, especially genetics and diagnostics of bacterial plant pathogens.

Ewa Łojkowska accepting the Johannes Hevelius Award. Photo by Jerzy Pinkas. 

The Johannes Hevelius Award of the City of Gdańsk, also known as the Pomeranian Nobel Prize, has been presented to members of the Gdańsk scientific community for outstanding scientific achievements since 1987. Every year on 28 January, Johannes Heveliu’s birthday, the awards are presented at a special ceremony. This year, the ceremony took place online.

“Receiving this award is a great honour and distinction for me, especially as this is the first time the award is given for research conducted on plants and factors causing their diseases, and more broadly for research in the field of plant biotechnology and molecular phytopathology. I am very happy that this magnificent award will be bestowed on the field of plant biotechnology and my whole research team,” says Ewa Łojkowska. 

She continues to state that she is “honoured to receive the award also because Gdańsk is my beloved city, which I chose as the place to live as a forty-year-old, fully matured in science and life. I am very satisfied that I could develop my scientific research in Gdańsk, at the unique in Poland Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk.”

The MINDtheGEPs project issues its warmest congratulations to Ewa Łojkowska for this great scientific achievement! 

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