In 2008, Brigitte von Rechenberg was co-founder of the Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine. With the creation of the CABMM, she realized her idea to create a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary and translational research.
One decade later, Brigitte von Rechenberg decided to step back from her official responsibilities within the CABMM. In line with the 9th Symposium, the CABMM community celebrated her goodbye. Her successor, Simon P. Hoerstrup, gave a personal farewell speech describing their common path during the last 20 years. Apart from numerous successful scientific collaborations, he also mentioned Brigitte`s loyalty to her team and her efforts in the field of women`s promotion.
We would like to thank Brigitte for all what she did during her time as chairwoman of the CABMM - and already for her support in the future despite her resignation!