Roger de Spoelberch Prize goes to Frank Bradke

January 31, 2019

Prof. Dr. Frank Bradke, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn. © Photo: DZNE/Laubert Photo


Frank Bradke, a senior researcher at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and a professor at the University of Bonn, will be awarded the Roger de Spoelberch Prize, which is endowed with 750,000 euros. The Swiss Roger de Spoelberch Foundation thereby honors his studies on the growth and regeneration of neurons. Bradke’s research aims to lay the basis for novel therapies, especially for the treatment of spinal cord injuries. The award ceremony will be held in December 2019 in Geneva.

“This is a great honor and a tremendous motivation for me and my team,” says Bradke. “Our research is pursuing some interesting approaches. However, I would like to emphasize that we do fundamental science. Certainly, we hope to gain insights that will ultimately benefit patients. That’s exactly what we are doing research for. But there is still a long way to go.”

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