Dr Zheng Zhou und Dr Sebastian Steinig received the accolades for their outstanding dissertations
During the annual meeting of the Schleswig-Holstein University Society (SHUG), the Faculty Award for 2020 was presented. Due to the Corona pandemic, the event had been cancelled last year. The easened restrictions now made it possible for 50 people to attend. Dr Zheng Zhou, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and Dr Sebastian Steinig, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, received the awards for outstanding dissertations that have led to new insights in their respective fields of work. As the two honourees could not be on site, the award was presented via video link. In her doctoral thesis "The role of miRNAs in regulating the expression of flavonol pathway genes and its possible impact on the crosstalk between UV-B and flg22 signal cascades in Arabidopsis thaliana", phytopathologist Dr Zheng Zhou dealt with the adaptation of plants to biotic and non-biotic stress. Dr Sebastian Steinig investigated the temporal evolution of climate models in his dissertation "Evolving ocean basins in the Early Cretaceous greenhouse: A climate model-proxy synthesis of circulation, surface temperatures and carbon burial". CAU President Professor Simone Fulda, Dr. Martin Skaruppe, President of SHUG, and Professor Wolfgang J. Duschl, Scientific Director of SHUG, congratulated the two award winners.
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