With the funds of the Menarini Prize, Natalia Rudovich of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), a DZD partner, wants to investigate whether weight- or diet-related changes in insulin levels influence the serum concentration of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). This hormone is secreted by the heart and has a blood pressure-lowering effect. The prize, which has been awarded for the 14th time by BERLIN-CHEMIE AG, is endowed with 15,000 euros.
Barbara Ludwig of the Paul Langerhans Institute at the University of Dresden (PLID), a partner in the DZD, received the Ernst Friedrich Pfeiffer Award 2014 of the DDG for her research achievements in the field of beta cell transplantation. The 10,000-euro award is endowed by Lilly Deutschland GmbH. In the photo (from left): Prof. Ezio Bonifacio (PLID), Dr. Barbara Ludwig, Congress President Prof. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, a representative of Lilly Deutschland and DDG President PD Dr. Erhard Siegel.