Breuer-Stiftung awards Best Paper Prize to young DZNE researchers

For the second time, the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation has given special awards for outstanding publications to young researchers (doctoral or post-doctoral) in the research field of dementia.

The announcement and awarding of this year's prize winners took place at the end of October during the renowned Eibsee Meeting 2022.

Five distinguished laureates

The prize for the best publication, endowed with 5,000 euros, was awarded to neuroscientist Xianyuan Xiang for the article "Microglial activation states drive glucose uptake and FDG-PET alterations in neurodegenerative diseases" (DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abe5640), which she wrote as a member of Prof. Christian Haass' research group in Munich. Dr. Shu Liu receives 4,000 euros as the runner-up, third-place recipient Hannah Scheiblich 3,000 euros, fourth-place Jessica Wagner 2,000 euros and fifth-place Dr. Sina Stern 1,000 euros for private use.
Lions Club Eschenheimer Turm e.V., Frankfurt, generously supported the project with 10,000 euros.

The award winners were selected by an international jury of experts, whose members are not members of the DZNE.

About the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation: The non-profit Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation has been promoting basic scientific research into Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases since its founding in 2000 - in addition to its commitment to helping those affected and its own dementia center StattHaus Offenbach. Since 2006, the foundation has awarded the Alzheimer's Research Prize, which is endowed with 100,000 euros and has so far honored 22 prize winners. Also since 2006, the foundation has already awarded 35 scholarships to young scientists. In addition, since 2020 the foundation has offered special prizes for publications by young researchers from the DZNE, with whom the foundation has been working closely since 2020.

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