For the third 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 on October 9 during the event „Demenz – Reise einer Veränderung“ ("Dementia - Journey of a Change") organized by the Breuer Foundation at the Museum MMK für moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.
Five distinguished laureates
The prize for the best publication, endowed with 5,000 euros, was awarded to Jessica Wagner for the article „Medin co-aggregates with vascular amyloid-β in Alzheimer’s disease“ (DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05440-3), published in the journal "Nature", which she wrote as a member of Prof. Dr. Jonas Neher's research group. Moritz Platen (research group Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann receives 4,000 euros as the runner-up, third-place recipient Dr. Yuan Shi (research group Prof. Dr. Jochen Herms) 3,000 euros, fourth-place Alice Grazia (research group Prof. Dr. Stefan Teipel) 2,000 euros and fifth-place Jorge Garcia Morato (research group Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasser) 1,000 euros for private use.
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 24 prize winners. Also since 2006, the foundation has already awarded 36 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.