Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Chris­tian HaassProfessor of Biochemistry University of Munich, Speaker DZNE Munich

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    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.