Since 2006, the GBM has awarded the GBM Master Award for outstanding master's theses related to molecular biosciences and/or biochemistry through the respective city groups. Graduates of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, whose masters thesis has a clear link to the molecular biosciences and/or biochemistry, can apply. The award winner receives a book voucher from Spektrum Akademischer Verlag as well as one-year free membership in the GBM. Included in the membership is the free subscription to the magazine BIOspektrum.
Today GBM is the largest bioscience specialist society in Germany. It offers its approximately 5300 members from universities, research institutes and industry a strong representation of their interests vis-à-vis politics, business, and the public as well as opportunities for international cooperation. Inside, the GBM opens up numerous opportunities for networking and promoting the academic career.
The GBM Master Award Münster is awarded once a year for the last two semesters. The next event will take place in January 2019, with a work from the winter semester 2017/2018 or the summer semester 2018 being honored. The award ceremony will take place within the biochemical colloquium together with the GBM Lecture in Münster.
Only one thesis is selected from hundreds of applicants.
There are no costs involved with the application for this prize.
Applicants for this prize must present an original and outstanding Master's thesis in one of the following disciplines: biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and technologies, microbiology, molecular cell biology and immunology, neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology of plants, molecular medicine, cellular and molecular neurosciences, thematic classification of the work, molecular biology, cell biology, protein biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology and toxicology, biotechnology, chemical biology, or structural biology.
The work submitted for this competition involves several years worth of conducted research (masters thesis)
The nomination is made by the supervising university teacher. For this, an email must be sent to jgbm-muenster.de with all necessary documents by the deadline. In addition to the Master's thesis, a short tabular curriculum vitae and a statement of the university lecturer with a maximum of one page on the scientific significance of the thesis must be submitted.