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07. Mar. 2022

For his dissertation on cancer therapy using nanoparticles, Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Naatz was awarded the Bremen Study Prize 2021 on 1 March 2022.

Hendrik Naatz - a former research assistant in process engineering at Leibniz-IWT and the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen - is dedicating his doctorate to combating cancer cells with the help of a combination of nanoparticles and immunotherapy.
Together with an international research team from the fields of biomedicine, physics, chemical engineering and process engineering, he succeeded in specifically modifying metal oxide nanoparticles so that they become toxic for cancer cells without affecting healthy cells (see also here and here). The combination of the nanoparticles and the immunotherapy caused the tumours to disappear completely. In this way, Mr. Naatz made a significant research contribution to curing cancer through nanomedicine.
On 1 March 2022, he received the Bremen Study Prize 2021 for his doctoral thesis entitled "Energy Levels and Dissolution: Two Predictors of Metal Oxide Nano-Bio Interactions", which was developed from this research work - "A real big show", as his supervisor Prof. Mädler noted in his laudatory speech at the award ceremony in Bremen's City Hall on the award-winning thesis.
The Bremen Study Prize has been awarded annually by the Society of Friends of the University since 1983 and recognises outstanding theses. For the year 2021, a total of three dissertations and two Master's theses from the University were awarded in the categories of natural sciences and engineering as well as humanities and social sciences.

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