Green Talents Award Winner from Israel Visits the BTU Nanobiotechnology Research Group

Emily Elhacham from Israel visited the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg on 26 October 2016 in the scope of the international "Green Talents" competition hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On the photo you can see Emily Elhacham with the doctoral candidate Vitali Scherbahn in the biotechnology laboratory building on the Senftenberg campus in front of the "Nanodetector" analytical apparatus.

The master student of the Tel Aviv University with her main research focus "Developing and using sensing technologies and systems" visited the nanobiotechnology study group under the direction of Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Vladimir M. Mirsky at the Senftenberg site of the university at her own request. It was the objective of the "Green Talents" award winner to become more familiar with their research activities and results.

Emily Elhacham, who was one of the Green Talents 2016, showed great enthusiasm as a result of her visit at the BTU Cottbus–Senftenberg. Her special interest is the subject of chemosensors. “During my research I became aware of the study group around Prof. Mirsky as being the leading one in Germany in this field”, she said. “What I learned here has far exceeded my expectations.”

Along with expert discussions, the guest from Israel had the chance to get information on the analytical apparatus
"Nanodetector" on the occasion of a laboratory visit. This was developed by Prof. Mirsky in the scope of the EU research project under the same name and provides forward-looking opportunities in the field of sensor systems.

In 2016 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosted the international competition "Green Talents - The International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development" for the eight time. The competition is intended for young researchers in the field of sustainability and is under the patronage of Minister Professor Dr. Johanna Wanka.

The 25 award winners of this year were selected from numerous candidates in August by a high-ranking jury of experts. The first part of the award was a two-week invitation to the Green Talent Science Forum from 15 to 29 October to visit key locations of German research on sustainability. In addition, the young researchers from all over the world had the chance for discussions with experts of their choice. Furthermore, the Green Talent award winners are given the opportunity to work as a researcher for up to three months in an institution of their choice in Germany, sponsored by the BMBF.

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