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„Research for a future without diabetes – this is the mission of the DZD that inspires and unites us.“

Prof. Martin Hrabě de Angelis, DZD board member

Research for a Future
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"The DZD stands for research to benefit people with diabetes."

Prof. Andreas Birkenfeld, DZD-Sprecher

„The Germany-wide cooperation in the DZD ensures that multicenter studies can be carried out with the required number of participants.“

Prof. Michael Roden, DZD board member


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„The DZD places particular importance on the fast transfer of lab results to patient care.“

Prof. Michele Solimena, DZD speaker



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„The special feature of research at the DZD is the close interdisciplinary cooperation between different disciplines.“

Prof. Annette Schuermann, DZD Speaker

DZD - German Center
for Diabetes Research

Wiesbaden / Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 05.11.2021

DZD Spokesperson Annette Schürmann Honored with DAG Medal

The German Obesity Society (DAG) has awarded the DAG Medal 2021 to Professor Annette Schürmann. With this honor, the DAG recognized her many achievements in obesity research. The DAG presented the award at its annual meeting on November 5th.  

An important focus of the biologist's research is to find new disease genes and epigenetic changes that lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is also studying how different diets influence the development of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. 

Annette Schürmann has now been honored with the DAG Medal for her outstanding achievements in obesity research.  

About Annette Schürmann:  
Annette Schürmann heads the Department of Experimental Diabetology at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIFE). In 2009, she accepted the appointment to the W3 professorship "Experimental Diabetology" at DIFE and the University of Potsdam.  Schürmann was a member of the board of the German Obesity Society from 2013 to 2015 and of the German Diabetes Society from 2014 to 2018. Since 2014, she has been spokesperson of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). In 2016, the scientist received the "Werner Creutzfeld Prize" and in 2021 the Hellmut Otto Medal of the German Diabetes Society.  

The DAG Medal: 
For an outstanding lifetime achievement in obesity research, the German Obesity Society awards the DAG Medal (formerly Therapy Award).  

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The German Obesity Society (DAG) honors Prof. Dr. Annette Schürmann with the DAG Medal. The award is presented by DAG board members Prof. Dr. Sebastian Meyhöfer (left) and Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher (right). ©DDG / Henning Schacht
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