October 30, 2020
Scientific board member Angelika Amon passed away
Wednesday, cell biologist and cancer researcher Angelika Amon passed away.
This Wednesday, cell biologist and cancer researcher Angelika Amon passed away. While being a distinguished scientist herself, Angelika also paved the way for future generations. As a member of IST Austria’s scientific board, she helped to establish the highest scientific standards and she was a strong supporter of women in science. “She will be dearly missed by the members of this board,” explains Peter Fratzl, Chair of the scientific board. The institute was lucky to draw on her experience from MIT, one of the leading universities in the world.
“Angelika will be missed, as a fantastic scientist and a great friend. She has given much important advice to me over the past 10 years. Our thoughts are with her family,” says Thomas Henzinger, President of IST Austria.
She is the only Austrian to receive two of the most important prizes in the life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize 2019 and the HFSP Nakasone Award 2020. Since the founding of IST Austria, Angelika Amon was a close associate, welcome guest, and critical evaluator. Only a month ago, she gave an online lecture at IST and fascinated us with her research on cellular aging.
Angelika Amon helped to shape our institute and inspire many scientists to come. Thank you very much, Angelika.