31. Music & Brain, 11.04.2016
On 11th April 2016, the DZNE hosted the 31th installment of our Music & Brain series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event started with a talk by Prof. med. Gunther Hartmann, entitled “Nucleic Acid Recognition in the Immune System: Friend, Foe and Fallacy”. The lecture was followed by a recital of the internationally renowned pianist Sheila Arnold, presenting solo works by Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin.
Gunther Hartmann studied human medicine from 1986 to 1993, obtaining his doctorate in 1994 at the Department for Clinical Genetics in Ulm. He was offered head W2 professorship for clinical pharmacology in Bonn in 2005. Since 2007, he has been W3 professor for clinical chemistry and clinical pharmacology as well as the Director of this institute, managing the central laboratory and the centre for studies at the University Hospital Bonn. He was awarded the Leibniz Prize from DFG in 2012 for his work on the nucleic acid immune system. Since 2012, he has been a speaker at the DFG ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence and, since 2013, a member of the Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences.
Sheila Arnold‘s worldwide concert career was launched with outstanding successes at international competitions. Born in Southern India, she grew up in Germany and took inspiration from Karl Heinz Kämmerling and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Her CD productions demonstrate her great variety in repertoire. A special interest regards period keyboard instruments. In 2006, Sheila Arnold received a professorship at the HfMT Cologne.