Jens Brüning receives Hansen Family Award

Prestigious award from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation for Max Planck Scientist

May 16, 2017
Kemal Malik (Board Member for Innovation, Bayer AG) presents the Family Hansen Award to Jens Brüning (Director at Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research)

Jens Brüning has been named as award-winner of the 2017 Hansen Familiy Award: the Board of Trustees of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation and the Scientific Committee for this award have presented Jens Brüning with prize money of 75,000 Euro. The prize is one of Germany’s most prestigious scientific accolades. The award is in recognition for their groundbreaking insights and paradigm shifting discoveries in the area of diabetes and obesity.

Jens Brüning is awarded for groundbreaking insights into the physiology of insulin action and the pathophysiology of insulin resistance. His fundamental discoveries about the role of insulin action in the central nervous system and his research on systemic feeding control signals and obesity-induced deregulation of these pathways paved the ground for novel treatment options in obesity and type-2-diabetes mellitus.

The Hansen Family Award honors scientists who have conducted pioneering research in innovative areas of biology and medicine. It has been presented since 2000 in memory of its endower Professor Kurt Hansen. The late, former Bayer AG Board of Management and Supervisory Board Chairman established the award in 1999 in “gratitude for a fulfilling life as a natural scientist and businessman.”

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