Picture: Simon Raffel, Lars Velten and Simon Haas. © Jutta Jung/DKFZ

Two awards at once, both carrying high monetary prizes, go to two HI-STEM members: Simon Raffel will receive the 2017 Walter Schulz Prize for his discovery how misregulated breakdown of amino acids in leukemia stem cells promotes blood cancer. To find out more about this work, read our news feature.

Simon Haas will share the 2018 Otto Schmeil Prize with his colleague Lars Velten from EMBL. The two stem cell researchers have jointly demonstrated that the development of blood cells in the bone marrow follows very different paths from what scientists have assumed up to now.


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