Head of Development at Analytik Jena receives award for services to science

Dr. Gerhard Schlemmer receives the 2007 "Dr Fijalkowski Prize"

Jena, (PresseBox) - Dr. Schlemmer was the foreign scientist receiving the award in recognition of his years of work devoted to the development of atom spectrometry (AAS) and in particular graphite furnace technology. At the same time, the group thus recognised his contribution to imparting knowledge to the colleagues and students of the former East European countries, with particular mention of his involvement in the founding of the series of EFS European Furnace Symposium conferences (formerly EEFS, in future to be known as ESAS), involving the holding of six meetings in different countries and the organisation of three CANAS meetings.

Its members organise a scientific meeting every two years at which the prize is awarded for outstanding services to science in the field of spectroscopy. The prize is awarded on each occasion to both a Polish scientist and a scientist outside Poland.

The prize awarded bears t! he name of Dr Jerzy Fijalkowski, who reformed the society after the Second World War, and who was particularly deserving of recognition for building up the reputation of spectroscopy and environmental analysis in Poland. Fijalkowski was Professor of Analytics at the University of Warsaw. Amongst many other meetings, he also organised a CANAS in Torun (Poland) and provided the scientific leadership for the latter.

The prize was also awarded to the Polish scientist Professor Adam Hulanicki in recognition of his life’s work in spectroscopy. Mr Hulanicki is Professor Emeritus at the University of Warsaw. He too held a chair in analytical chemistry. Professor Hulanicki represents the Polish scientific community on numerous international bodies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Analytik Jena Aktiengesellschaft

The Analytik Jena GROUP operates at international level as a system provider catering for virtually all requirements regarding analytical laboratories. Analytik Jena AG is the parent company for the Group, whose core business represents the development, production and marketing of state-of-the-art analytical measurement systems for optical spectroscopy and fundamental analysis for use in industry, environmental research and medicine. In addition, various subsidiaries and branches with their own products are incorporated in the Analytik Jena GROUP.
Thus the development of innovative technologies and products for sample preparation and biomolecular tests for research into life sciences, for applied test procedures and molecular diagnostics are characteristic of this business unit. For example, the product portfolio consists of bio-instruments such as thermocyclers for the polyerase chain reaction (PCR), intelligent automatio! n technology for sample preparation and sample handling and a ! range of biochemical reagent kits for the isolation and purification of nucleic acids from or for evidence of BSE and bird flu viruses.
Furthermore, the management and analysis of all data volumes incurred in an analytical laboratory is made possible thanks to special software solutions.

Besides the instrument business, the Analytik Jena GROUP also offers complete implementation of investment plans. In doing so, the construction of complete clinics and laboratories from project planning through to handover ready for use is offered all from one source.
Independent of the services and product range on the B2B market, the Analytik Jena GROUP offers high-quality view finders, telescopes and light technology for shooting, sports and outdoors activities.
The most important customers for the company, which was formed in 1990, are renowned companies from all areas of industry as well as universities and research institutes in over 70 countries. At present the Group e! mploys over 540 staff.

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