Prize for DZD Scientist Jens Brüning

Professor Jens Brüning, director of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne and associated partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, has been honored with the EASD/Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Prof. Dr. Jens Brüning. Source: DZD

Brüning investigates the physiological role of insulin action, particularly in the central nervous system, and the identification of the molecular mechanisms of obesity-associated insulin resistance.

In addition to the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne, he is head of the Polyclinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine at Cologne University Hospital. He led the establishment of the Cologne Cluster of Excellence on Cellular Stress Responses in Age-Related Diseases (CECAD) at the University of Cologne and was its founding director from 2007 to 2018. Since 2011 he has also led the reorientation of the Max Planck Institute to its current focus.