vom 16.10.2023

Maximilian Schönung receives the DGHO doctoral scholarship award

The German Society for Hematology and Oncology (DGHO) has awarded Maximilian Schönung with its 2023 Doctoral Scholarship Award. He received the 3,000 euro prize for his doctoral work on the dynamics of DNA methylation in healthy and malignant hematopoiesis.

Maximilian Schönung is now a postdoc in the Translational Cancer Epigenomics section headed by Daniel Lipka, Translational Medical Oncology Department at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), and at the NCT Heidelberg. His research focus is epigenetic changes in leukemias at the single-molecule level. At the same time, Maximilian Schönung is studying human medicine at the University of Heidelberg. In his doctoral work, he identified a prognostic biomarker for juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), which can be used in clinical studies together with other parameters for risk stratification.

The DGHO awards the doctoral scholarship award for outstanding work in the field of hematology and internal oncology. Maximilian Schönung was presented with the award during the plenary session of the 2023 DGHO annual meeting.