Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize for DZD Researcher

The Cologne-based hormone researcher and molecular biologist Jens Claus Brüning, associate partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, has been awarded the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize. The Stifterverband and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina awarded the prize in recognition of Brüning's research on the fundamentals of the two widespread diseases obesity and diabetes mellitus.

Prof. Jens Brüning. Source: DZD

"Brüning's investigations into the regulation of human metabolism, in particular the role of the hormone insulin, contribute to a better understanding of the development of severe overweight and diabetes," a press release of the Stifterverband stated. The Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize of the Stifterverband, endowed with 50,000 euros, recognizes individual researchers or research teams whose work greatly contributes to tackling the great challenges facing society today. It is therefore the most prestigious German award for scientists in the field of science policy advising.

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