Prof. Dr. Jens Brüning, Director and Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence CECAD as well as the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, focuses in his research on the complex biological and metabolic basis of aging associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Alhzeimer's and Parkinson's disease.
In our third ceres Lecture on 22nd June 2015, Jens Brüning gave insights into his current work while speaking about the biological basis of aging. The public evening lecture was held in English. It was open to researchers of all faculties as well as the interested public.
CME-points for physicians have been requested at the Landesärztekammer Nordhrein.
June 22nd, 2015
6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
MPI for Biology of Ageing
Jens Brüning studied medicine and gained his doctorate in 1993 from the University of Cologne. He then worked as a postdoc at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 he was assistant professor at the University Hospital Cologne (Prof. Krone), and in 2001 he qualified as a doctor of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology. In 2002 he was awarded the venia legendi for Internal Medicine and obtained a C4 professorship in Genetics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Cologne – where he was the successor to Prof. Rajewsky.
His research focus is the regulation of energy homeostasis in relation to obesity and diabetes.
Jens Brüning became CECAD´s scientific coordinator in 2007. He has held the position of Director of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research since 2011. Furthermore, he also became Director of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine (ZEDP) at the University Hospital Cologne in 2011.
He already received numerous international awards for his progression made in metabolism regulation. In 2009, he was honoured with the “Ernst Jung-Preis für Medizin”; in 2008, he received the “Minkowski-Price” of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes preceded by the “Gottfried
Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis” of the German Research Association in 2007. The “Wilhelm Vaillant-Preis” as well as the “Ferdinand Bertram-Preis” of the German Diabetes Association were committed to him in 2005. Already in 2001 he was received the distinction “Ernst und Berta Scharrer-Preis” of the German Association for Endocrinology.