Winner 2006 – Florian Holsboer
The ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award has been established to recognise distinguished research in Neuropsychopharmacology and closely related disciplines. The Award is granted each year, alternating between basic and clinical research.
This year’s prize recognises contributions in clinical research, and the Awardee is Prof. Florian Holsboer, who is director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. The Award jury has recognised Florian Holsboer’s pioneering work on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the pathogenesis of depression. His analysis of the importance of corticosterone-receptor signalling for mood disorders, as well as the characterization of genetic and intracellular mechanism for hormonal regulation has opened up specific targets for novel antidepressant drugs.
In summary, because of his pioneering and creative scientific achievements Prof. Florian Holsboer, is one of the pre-eminent researchers in the field of neuropsychopharmacology
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