Ukrainian scientist, Professor Marina Rodnina won the scientific Leibnitz prize (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize). It is one of the most prestigious awards, German Scientific and Research society (DFG — Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) awarded it to successful researches in the scientific world. Its monetary amount is 2.5 million euros.
According to an official statement, the professor received the award for her contributions in understanding the work of ribosomes.
“These are extremely complex molecular mechanisms which synthesize proteins from amino acids. Rodnina mainly interested in the question of how the translation process can take place with maximum accuracy and without errors. This is very important, because the only "wrong" component can lead to protein defects and damage the whole cell ", - so the professor’s scientific research is described on the Leibnitz prize site.