Christian Haass is one of the internationally most renowned Alzheimer researchers. He holds a doctorate in biology and has been Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Munich since 1999. Since 2009 he has been head of the Munich site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE. After his studies and doctorate at the University of Heidelberg, he spent five years as a postdoctoral researcher and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and four years as a professor of molecular biology at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim. He is particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Christian Haass has been awarded numerous (inter)national prizes, including the Leibniz Prize of the DFG, the International Alois Alzheimer Prize, an ERC Advanced Grant and a honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich. He is a member of the Leopoldina and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and is on the editorial board of several international journals.