Otto Roth Award 2011

Prize: Awards of the University of Luebeck

General Description

Dr. rer. hum. biol. Susanne Diekelmann receives the Professor Otto Roth Award of the Society of Alumni & Friends of the University and the State Award of the Medical Faculty for her outstanding doctoral thesis on "Sleep-associated and neuroendocrine mechanisms of false memory formation."
Dr. Diekelmann, born in Dresden in 1982, is a psychologist and neuroendocrinologist. For her dissertation she investigated the relationship between the occurrence of faulty or false memories and sleep as well as sleep deprivation in three series of experiments. Specifically, she also investigated the effect of the neuromodulators adenosine and cortisol. The award winner and her work were supervides and presented by Prof. Dr. Jan Born, Head of the Institute of Neuroendocrinology at the University of Luebeck.

The Otto Roth Award is the Medical Faculty`s annual award for an outstanding doctoral thesis donated by the Society of the University`s Alumni with an amount of 2.500 Euros.
It is named after Professor Otto Roth (1863-1944), the University`s first specialized surgeon. He became head of the Clinic of Surgery in Luebeck`s General Hospital (1897-1933) and collaborated with Heinrich Dräger (1847-1917) for the development of the world world-famous Dräger-Roth anaesthetic apparatus, allowing the thrive of modern anaesthesiology.
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsVerein der Alumni, Freunde und Förderer der Universität zu Lübeck e. V.

Awarded at event

Event titleUniversity Award 2011
LocationRathaus der Hansestadt Lübeck, Lübeck, GermanyShow on map

Research Area or Academic Center

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)