Renate Maaß Research Award 2011

Prize: Awards of the University of Luebeck

General Description

Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Katja Lohmann was awarded the Renate-Maaß Prize for Brain Research 2011 for her research on the genetic causes of neurological movement disorders.

Dr. Lohmann is a biologist and has been working in the field of neurogenetics in Lübeck since 2000. The focus of her research has been and continues to be the identification and characterization of inheritance mechanisms in Parkinson's disease, movement spasms (dystonia) and restless legs syndrome.

The research prize, endowed with 5.000 Euros, is awarded annually by the Renate Maaß Foundation (head office: Volksbank Lübeck) for outstanding work in the field of brain research. It was presented at the ceremony by the Chairman of the Board of Volksbank Lübeck, Dr. Michael Brandt. The laudatory speech was given by Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Director of the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Lübeck.

The research prize of the Renate-Maaß-Foundation is dedicated to the appreciation of brain research in Lübeck and its scientists. The University of Lübeck awards the Renate-Maaß Research Prize annually to one prize winner. The award, with an endowment of 2,500 euros, aims at young scientists up to the age of 35 (at the time of application).
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsRenate-Maaß-Stiftung Lübeck

Awarded at event

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

Research Area or Academic Center

  • Research Area: Medical Genetics