Prof. Thomas Gasser, chairman of the board of directors and director of the Department for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the HIH, has been awarded the “2024 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences”, endowed with US $ 3 million, together with two scientists based in the U.S. The three experts are being honored for discovering genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease.
The Breakthrough Prize is awarded in various fields and is considered the world’s largest science prize. Thomas Gasser, chairman of the board of directors at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen and medical director of the Department of Neurology and Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University Hospital of Tübingen, is also a senior researcher at the Tübingen site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).
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