For the third time, the German Society for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders (DPG) has awarded 25,000 euros for four clinical and basic Parkinson research projects as part of its promotion of young researchers.
From 13 high-profile applications, the Executive Board has determined this year’s winners in a structured selection process. The award has been made possible by the endowment of Parkinson Fund Germany gGmbH amounting to 50,000 euros.
The following four projects were selected among the high-quality applications for the DPG young talent promotion:
- Dr. med. Thomas Köglsperger, Neurological Clinic and Polyclinic of LMU Munich: Studies on the importance of Syntaxin-6 (STX6) for Tau cell-to-cell transmission
- Marlene Komadowski, Department of Neurology / Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Marburg: Modulation of visceromotor cranial nerve nuclei in locus coeruleus norepinephrine system disorders in Parkinson’s disease preclinical α-synuclein overexpression mouse model
- Mrs. PD med. Franziska Hopfner, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, LMU Munich: Genome-wide association study on autopsy-proven multisystem atrophy
- Dr. Martin M. Reich, University Hospital Würzburg: Connectivity-Based Prediction of Gait Disorders in Subthalamic Brain Stimulation: A Combined Approach to Motion Analysis and Functional Imaging
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‘Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parkinson und Bewegungsstörungen e.V.’ is an association of physicians and scientists with the aim to improve the medical care of patients with Parkinson’s and movement disorders and to enable in the long term the prevention or even the cure of these diseases. To this end, the DPG promotes young medical and scientific talent and is committed to research and teaching. The DPG is a focal point society of the German society for neurology with seat in Berlin. It was founded in 1984 and has about 500 members.