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On February 7, the Jakob Herz Prize was awarded to Professor Magdalena Götz at the Lecture Hall Centre for Medicine. Together with the Research Foundation for Medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen, the award is presented for outstanding scientific achievements from the entire field of theoretical and clinical medicine. This year's prizewinner, Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz from Munich, received the award in recognition of her groundbreaking discovery that glial cells in the brain not only have a nutritional and supportive function, but also represent a reservoir of stem cells that can still transform into nerve cells in adults.

Prof. Dr. Arnd Dörfler has been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2019. The nomination recognizes the scientists’ pioneering achievements in the field of research and development. Their success in developing the first ultra high field MRI scanner approved for clinical use is a global breakthrough for precision medicine.

FAU and the Faculty of Medicine welcome another Humboldt award winner to its midst: Biochemist Prof. Berezovski from the University of Ottawa has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award and is using the award to continue his research on so-called ‘synthetic antibodies’ at the Department of Dermatology.