Congratulations! Yesterday, Prof. Gerd Kempermann, site speaker at the DZNE Dresden, was ceremoniously inducted as new member of the National Academy of SciencesLeopoldina. This award honours his services to the neurosciences. Gerd Kempermann's research focuses on adult neurogenesis, i.e., the generation of new neurons in the adult brain and their regulation by genes as well as physical and cognitive activity.
The Leopoldina appointed Prof. Kempermann to the so-called Class III (Medicine) last year. Traditionally, new members of the Leopoldina are invited to the symposium of their specialist class and an official induction ceremony at the Leopoldina in Halle (Saale) the year after their election to receive their membership certificates. The Academy's experts provide independent and voluntary science-based policy advice on socially relevant issues.
In Halle, Prof. Kempermann now received his membership certificate. The laudation for all new members was held by the President of the Leopoldina, Prof. (ETHZ) Gerald Haug.