ProfessorThomasF.MeyerawardedRobertKochGoldMedal

CAUseniorprofessorandPMIclustermemberreceiveshighdistinctionforhislife'swork

 

ProfessorThomasF.Meyer,memberoftheClusterofExcellence"PrecisionMedicineinChronicInflammation"(PMI)andSeniorProfessorattheMedicalFacultyoftheChristian-Albrechts-UniversityofKiel(CAU),wasawardedtheRobertKochMedalinGoldonSaturday(14.11.2020).Theawardisoneofthehighestscientificdistinctionsinthefieldofinfectiousmedicine;amongtheprizewinnersareseverallaterNobelPrizewinners.Withthemedal,theRobertKochFoundationhonorstheoutstandingscientificlife'sworkofProfessorMeyer,whotothisdayhassetmilestonesininfectionresearchuptothediscoveryofcausativemechanismsofcancerdevelopment.

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ProfessorDr.ThomasF.Meyer
InstituteofClinicalMolecularBiology(IKMB)
KielUniversity(CAU)andUniversityMedicalCenterSchleswig-Holstein(UKSH)
t.meyer@ikmb.uni-kiel.de

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ProfessorThomasF.Meyer,seniorprofessorattheFacultyofMedicineatKielUniversity,isthisyearsRobertKochGoldMedalrecipientforhisoutstandingscientificlife'swork.

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TheRobertKochFoundationawardstheRobertKochGoldMedalannuallytohonortheoutstandinglife'sworkofscientists.ManyprizewinnershavesubsequentlybeenawardedaNobelPrize.

AbouttheClusterofExcellencePMI

TheClusterofExcellence"PrecisionMedicineinChronicInflammation"(PMI)isbeingfundedfrom2019to2025throughtheGermanExcellenceStrategy(ExStra).Itsucceedsthe"InflammationatInterfacesCluster,whichwasalreadyfundedintwoperiodsoftheExcellenceInitiative(2007-2018).Around300membersfromeightinstitutionsatfourlocationsareinvolved:Kiel(KielUniversity,UniversityMedicalCenterSchleswig-Holstein(UKSH),MuthesiusUniversityofFineArtsandDesign,KielInstitutefortheWorldEconomy(IfW),LeibnizInstituteforScienceandMathematicsEducation(IPN)),Lbeck(UniversityofLbeck,UniversityMedicalCenterSchleswig-Holstein(UKSH)),Pln(MaxPlanckInstituteforEvolutionaryBiology)andBorstel(ResearchCenterBorstel-LeibnizLungCenter).

Thegoalistotranslateinterdisciplinaryresearchfindingsonchronicinflammatorydiseasesofbarrierorganstohealthcaremoreintensively,aswellastofulfilpreviouslyunsatisfiedneedsofthepatients.Threepointsareimportantinthecontextofsuccessfultreatment,andarethereforeattheheartofPMIresearch:theearlydetectionofchronicinflammatorydiseases,thepredictionofdiseaseprogressionandcomplications,andthepredictionofindividualresponsestotreatment.

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