Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch and „Quatuor pour la fin du temps“
On 2 December 2014, the DZNE hosted the 21st installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event started with a talk by Prof. Dr. Hoch, Managing Director of the Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute of the University of Bonn, entitled „You are what you eat? Influence of nutrition on neurodegeneration in fruit flies“. The lecture was followed by a performance of Oliver Meesiaen's (1908 - 1992) "Quartuor pour la fin du temps".
Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch studied Biology at the Heidelberg University. He received his PhD at the LudwigMaximiliansUniversity of Munich and completed his habilitation in 1996 at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation and the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, and in 1996 he was awarded the Gerhard Hess Young Investigator Award (German Research Foundation) as a group leader at the MaxPlanckInstitute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. Since 1999, he is Professor for Molecular Developmental Biology at the University of Bonn. Since 2005 Prof. Hoch is the speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 645 and since 2014 he is a member of the Senate of the University of Bonn. His research interest is to understand how metabolism impacts on the activity of organ systems such as the immune and nervous systems, in health and disease. This includes the question how nutrition regulates cell and organ physiology, how it modulates genetic diseases and how it controls healthy ageing.