Cluster Scientist Nicole Glodde Wins Fleur Hiege- Prize 2018

August 24, 2018

Dr. Nicole Glodde, Insitute of Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology, University Hospital Bonn ©Johann Saba, UKB


Dr. Nicole Glodde from the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology, at the University Hospital Bonn has been selected for the Fleur Hiege-Gedächtnispreis 2018.

The 32-year-old postdoc in the Lab of Prof. Michael Hölzel, will receive the prize in recognition of her work in the field of cancer research that was published in Immunity, 2017. The publication entitled “Reactive neutrophil responses dependent on the receptor tyrosine kinase c-MET limit cancer immunotherapy”, demonstrated that neutrophils acquire immunosuppressive properties and inhibit the activity of killer immune cells, known as cytotoxic T cells, in the context of cancer immunotherapy. By elegantly performed experiments, Glodde and her colleagues discovered a way to counteract this mechanism and to increase the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy.

The Fleur Hiege-Gedächtnispreis is awarded annually for outstanding work in skin cancer research, particularly melanoma, to a young scientist and is endowed with 10,000 euros. Dr. Glodde will be officially announced as the prize recipient during the German Society of Skin Cancer meeting (ADO) in Stuttgart in September. The official award ceremony will take place in Hamburg in November. Prof. Michael Hölzel is greatly pleased that a member of his group was selected for the award and considers this as a positive recognition of their work in the field of cancer research. It is a major honour for Dr. Glodde to be awarded with this prestigious prize. In the future, she would like to continue working in the field of cancer research and contribute to advancements of cancer therapy. 

This is the second time a cluster scientist has won this prestigious prize! in 2014, Tobias Bald received the same prize! Congratulations Nicole Glodde and the entire Prof. Hölzel lab!

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