Ulrich Dirnagl receives prestigious Berliner Wissenschaftspreis


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl, Director of Experimental Neurology at the Charité, Director of the Center for Stroke Research Berlin, and NeuroCure researcher, was awarded the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis on November 7, 2016 by the Mayor of Berlin.

Stroke, cerebral blood flow and brain imaging are central topics of Dirnagl’s scientific research. His team discovered, for example, that stroke can impair the immune system. In addition, Ulrich Dirnagl has made several groundbreaking contributions to a greater understanding of cerebral blood flow. His contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms of damage following stroke, and the development of optical methods to investigate the brain, demonstrate the innovative character of his approach.

The 40,000 Euro Berliner Wissenschaftspreis specifically promotes outstanding science and research being conducted in the German capital. The prize is being offered for the ninth time and is the most significant award for science in Berlin.

Source: Press release of the Charité, and the City of Berlin

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