Roger de Spoelberch-Preis for Prof. Magdalena Götz
750,000 euros for excellent work in the developmental biology of neurons in the cortex.
© Helmholtz Zentrum München
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz at the Roger de Spoelberch Prize
The Roger de Spoelberch Prize is awarded each year by the foundation of the same name headquarterd in Geneva. The target groups are outstanding researchers who have advanced clinical and basic scientific research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.Jacques Brotchi, the president of the foundation’s science committee, particularly emphasized Götz’s excellent work in the developmental biology of neurons in the cortex. In particular, the work led to significant findings in neurobiology, namely possibilities to replace such nerve cells and an approach to reprogram glial into nerve cells. Magdalena Götz is Director of the Institute of Stem Cell Research (ISF) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and Chair for Physiological Genomics at the LMU Biomedical Center. The ceremony took place in the Faculty Club G2B (Gateway to Biotech) at the IZB.