Laureate PROF. DR. RUTH LEY AND PROF. DR. MARCO PRINZ

The Ernst Young Prize for Medicine awarded by the Jung Foundation for Science and Research goes to not one but two high-calibre researchers this year. The microbiome researcher Professor Dr. Ruth Ley from Tübingen receives the award for her pioneering work in the field of intestinal microbiomes, as well as the interaction between nutrition, the host and gut microbiota. The neuroscientist and neuropathologist Professor Dr. med. Marco Prinz from Freiburg is honoured for his groundbreaking research work in the field of the mechanisms that regulate the development and function of microglia. Microglia is a cell population that is extremely important for inflammation processes in the brain. Both scientists are making important contributions to the current state of knowledge in their respective specialist field with their research. They are sharing the EUR 300,000 endowment between them. Read more...