"I am extremely grateful to receive this award, which recognizes not only my own achievements but the support of my mentors and friends, and the hard work of my students and collaborators," says award winner Anna Stöckl. She is an assistant professor of neuroethology and Emmy Noether group leader at the University of Konstanz and the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour. As an expert in sensory physiology, her main research interest lies in understanding how insects take in information from their environment, process it and use it to control their behaviour.
The Hector RCD Award is aimed at particularly talented young researchers from the natural and engineering sciences, medicine or psychology who have already sharpened their scientific profile and taken their first career step. With the awarding of the new awardees, eleven Hector RCD Awardees are currently members of the Hector Fellow Academy.