Dr. Eva-Maria Neher

Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Neher

Director

Phone: +49 551 39 12872
Fax: +49 551 39 12951
Email: emneher (at) xlab-goettingen.de

Scientific Career
since 2000 Managing and Executive Director of XLAB – Göttinger Experimentallabor für junge Leute e.V. (Experimental laboratory for young people)
2000 Founding XLAB – Göttinger Experimentallabor für junge Leute
1998–2000 Scientific concept of an exhibition within the framework of Expo2000 for KWS SAAT AG Einbeck, Title: Faszination Pflanzenzüchtung (The Fascination of Plant Breeding)
1993–1999 Teaching high school students in Chemistry and Biology, especially in experimental courses at Freie Waldorfschule Göttingen
1985–2000 parental leave
1978–1985 Staff scientist at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Georg August University, Göttingen
1977–1978 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Department of Molecular Assembly
1977 Staff Scientist at the Gesellschaft für Strahlenforschung am Institut für Mikrobiologie der Universität Göttingen (Company for Radiation Protection and Environmental Conservation)
PhD 1977 (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biochemistry, Georg August University, Göttingen Thesis: Regulation der Biosynthese von Poly-ß-Hydroxybuttersäure in Alcaligenes eutrophus H 16 (Regulation of the biosynthesis of poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate in Alcaligenes eutrophus H 16)

Education
1974 Diploma in Biology, Georg August University, Göttingen
1969–1973 Undergraduate and graduate studies of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Georg August University, Göttingen
1969 Abitur (Diploma from German secondary school), Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium Mülheim an der Ruhr 

Awards and Honors
2013 Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (Federal Cross of Merit First class)
2009 Honorary professorship, Department of Chemistry, Georg August University, Göttingen
Alumna 2009, Georg August University, Göttingen
2007 Niedersächsischer Staatspreis (Lower Saxony State Award)
2005 GBM-Kommunikationspreis, Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V.  (GBM Communication Award of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
2002 Niedersächsischer Verdienstorden (Order of Merit of Lower Saxony)

Offices
Since 2014 Hochschulrat (Board of Trustees) of University of Flensburg
Since 2013 Vice chairman of the Board of Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ)
Since 2011 Liaison Professor of the Board of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Since 2009 Executive Board NYEX e.V. (Network of Youth Excellence)
Since 2008 Executive Board (chair) of XLAB Stiftung (independent and legal foundation)
Since 2008 Hochschulrat (Board of Trustees) der HAWK – Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften und Kunst Hildesheim, Holzminden, Göttingen (University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Since 2008 Board of Trustees of the Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen (Laser Laboratory)
Since 2000 Board (chair) of XLAB e.V.

Organization of Conferences and Workshops
Sept. 2014 Schülerprogamm der 128. Versammlung der GDNÄ in Mainz (student program of the 128th conference of the GDNÄ in Mainz)
Oct. 2013 Tageskongress der GDNÄ in Berlin
Sept. 2013 Schülerprogramm Jahresversammlung der Leopoldina (National Academy of Science) in Halle
Sept. 2012 Schülerprogramm der 127. Versammlung der GDNÄ in Göttingen (student program of the 127th conference of the GDNÄ in Göttingen)
Sept. 2011 Workshop Zukunftsförderung durch Unternehmen und Stiftungen (Workshop promotion of future by companies and foundations)
annually since 2004 XLAB Science Festival, Göttingen

Media (Selection)
XLAB-Goettingen Experimental Laboratory for the Youth, Bridging the Gap Between High School and University, by Eva-Maria Neher. In: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science Education, 2006.

From students to scientists at XLAB, by Catherine Goodman. Nature Chemical Biology 5, 194 (2009) doi:10.1038/nchembio0409-194