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Position: Research ProfessorLeo Baeck Institute London
Leo Baeck Institute London
2nd Floor, Arts Two Building, Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
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PhD, Habilitation, Research Professor at LBI London, Research Group Leader (History of the Biological and Chemical Sciences) at the Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne, is also affiliated with Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel and with the MA programme Modern European Jewish History, Culture & Thought of the University of Sussex. She has published extensively on the history of biological and chemical sciences in the 20th century, where she has reviewed the history of experiments and theories on the one hand and examined political, social, and personal factors and their impact on the advancement of science on the other. Her areas of research, apart from the LBI-project, include selected topics in the history of 20th biochemistry and molecular biology and the scientific impact on Germany and Israel of the expulsion of Jewish scientists. She was recipient of the Ladislaus Laszt Award of Ben Gurion University of the Negev (1995), the Gmelin Beilstein Medal of the German Chemical Society (2005), and was the 1996-97 Edelstein International Fellow in the History of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Philadelphia and Jerusalem.