Volker Haucke Receives Avanti Award for Research on Lipids
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Recognizes Scientist at Freie Universität and Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology
№ 096/2017 from Apr 25, 2017
Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke received the Avanti Award in Lipids from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The director of the Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Freie Universität Berlin was recognized for his research into the role of lipids in membrane transport. Haucke's findings are of central importance for cell physiology and pathophysiology, according to Prof. Dr. Britta Brügger and Prof. Dr. Thomas Söllner from the Biochemistry Centre at Heidelberg University, who had nominated Haucke for the award.
The research findings of Volker Haucke and the scientists in his laboratory on the function of a specific lipid in cellular processes were "so surprising that lipid researchers throughout the world had to reconsider their previous findings," said Britta Brügger and Thomas Söllner. In their opinion, the new findings have therapeutic potential: a corresponding pharmacological approach "might open new therapeutic avenues for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and others disorders."
Volker Haucke said he was honored to receive the Avanti Award in Lipids. In his words, "I feel truly honored to receive the Avanti Award in Lipids from the ASBMB; it is also an honor for the members and alumni of my lab. I am very grateful that I am surrounded by such a wonderful group of people, with whom I have and have had the privilege to work." Haucke will receive his award during the annual meeting of the ASBMB in Chicago.
Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke, Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 94793101, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org