Dr. Magda Mathilde Jenny Staudinger

Title: Dr.
Prename: Magda Mathilde Jenny
Surname: Staudinger
Name of birth: Woit
Profession: Biologist, chemist
Birthday: 08/12/1902
Place of birth: Uderna, Estonia
Date of death: 04/21/1997
Place of death: Freiburg
Married since: 1928
Married to: Hermann Staudinger
Profession husband: Chemist
Children: 2 (from Hermann's first marriage)
Education: Final high school examinations (*Abitur*) at the Russian girls’ grammar school in Yeysk; 1921–25 university studies (biology) in Berlin; 1925 doctorate and state examination in Riga
Career: Kindergarten teacher; after completing the state examinations, appointed as assistant at the botanical laboratory, University of Riga; 1927–28 visiting scholar at the Biological Institute Helgoland; 1937–44 guest researcher at Hermann Staudinger’s chemical laboratory; from 1945 lecture tours
Memberships: 1949 founding member and until 1957 president, Freiburg University Women (Freiburger Akademikerinnen); 1959–68 International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Fellowships Committee; 1961 German Federation of University Women (DAB) representative on the German Commission for UNESCO; 1966–80 German delegate to the UNESCO General Conferences; 1968 committee investigating the DAB’s history in the Nazi period
Biographical literature: Isolde Tröndle-Weintritt, “Dr. Phil. Magda Staudinger, geb. 1902,” in *“Nun gehen Sie hin und heiraten Sie!”. Die Töchter der Alma Mater im 20. Jahrhundert*, ed. Isolde Tröndle-Weintritt and Petra Herkert (Freiburg: Kore, 1997), 78–94, [*Neue Deutsche Biographie*, "Magda Staudinger"](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz125623.html)
Major works: *Umgestaltungen an Blattgeweben infolge des Wundreizes* (diss.; Langensalza, 1925); *Das wissenschaftliche Werk von Hermann Staudinger*, 7 vols. (Basel: Huethig & Wepf, 1969–70)