Otto Roth Award 2013

  • Hardenbicker, Celine (Award Recipient)

Prize: Awards of the University of Luebeck

General Description

Dr. Celine Hardenbicker, MD, is being honored for her outstanding dissertation paper "Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) as a new key regulator in human hair follicle biology," which she did in the Clinic of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology.

In her work, Dr. Hardenbicker investigated the importance of the hormone TRH for the biology of human skin. She was able to demonstrate for the first time that the human hair follicle is both a site of production and a site of action for the hormone. This is highly relevant for the understanding of the very complex regulatory system of the hair follicle and also opens up new possibilities for the treatment of diseases associated with structural damage to the hair.
Dr. Celine Hardenbicker, born in Engelskirchen in 1983, studied Medicine at the University of Luebeck from 2003 to 2010. She now works as a physician in the Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Lueneburg.

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 Awards 2013
LocationRathaus der Hansestadt Lübeck, Lübeck, GermanyShow on map

Research Area or Academic Center

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)
  • Centers: Center for Research on Inflammation of the Skin (CRIS)