The internationally acclaimed researcher Michael Goedert, a Luxembourg national, is awarded with the “Brain Prize 2018” by the Lundbeck Foundation. The Brain Prize recognises influential advances in any area of neuroscience.
The Delegate Minister for Higher Education and Research, Marc Hansen, has personally congratulated Michael Goedert for his accomplishements in his field of research, which are a notable contribution to the ongoing research and developments regarding neurodegenerative diseases.
Michel Goedert received an M.D. from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He has worked at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge as a Programme Leader since 1984 and was Head (joint or sole) of its Neurobiology Division between 2003 and 2016. Since 2014, he has also been an Honorary Professor at Cambridge University. Goedert’s work combines biochemical, molecular biological and structural techniques to investigate common neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
He lives and works in the United Kingdom though he has always kept close links with Luxembourg. Michael Goedert is member of the Governance Board of the University of Luxembourg since its creation in 2003.
Press release by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research