On the 20th April 2013, the German Association of Nuclear Medicine (DGN) granted the Georg-von-Hevesy-Award to Dr. Kristina Fischer for her publication "In vivo quantification of dopamine transporters in mice with unilateral 6-OHDA lesions using [(11)C]methylphenidate and PET" in the Journal "Neuroimage" (Neuroimage. 59(3):2413-22, 2012).
The prize was awarded at the 51. Annual Meeting in Bremen and has the purpose to promote young scientists in the area of clinical and/or experimental nuclear medicine. With this award, the DGN honors the pioneer in the area of nuclear medicine Georg von Hevesy who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1943. He received the prize for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes.