Outstanding accomplishments in the field of neuro-engineering, especially for connecting artificial limbs to the sensory nervous system, enabling restoration of natural sensations of touch and proprioception and thus improving limb function.
Outstanding accomplishments in the field of theoretical physics, for her systematic considerations of possible generalisations of General Relativity by including vector and tensor fields into the geometry.
Contributions to performance modelling, simulation, and optimization of large-scale parallel applications; topologies, routing, and host interfaces of large-scale networks; and advanced parallel programming techniques and runtime environments.
Accomplishments in the fields of computer graphics and geometric modeling in particular for contributions to the development of novel methods and algorithms for efficient digital processing of complex 3-dimensional geometry and surfaces.
Investigations of the vitamins B6 biosynthesis pathway. In particular for unraveling a novel pathway in archea, fungi and plants and the role of vitamin B6 in plant developmental processes and stress response.
Contributions in the fields of immunology and infectious diseases in particular for unraveling the in vivo role of a central molecule in T cell differentiation and ensuing immune responses to pathogens and allergens.