Sir Hans Krebs Preis and PHOENIX Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreis 2017 awarded to Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens
Posted December 18 2017
For the 21st time, the PHOENIX group honors excellent work in the field of pharmacological Research and Development. The award includes prize money of 40,000 euros and is one of the most renowned awards in the German-speaking area. With the help of this research award, basic pharmacological research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland should be supported.

Four expert teams in pharmacology, among them the group of CellNetworks member Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens, received the PHOENIX Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreisen 2017. Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens was honored with the award for his work on the mechanisms of temperature regulation in the human brain. This work was published as an article with the title “The TRPM2 channel is a hypothalamic heat sensor that limits fever and can drive hypothermia” in the prestigious journal Science. Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens and his group discovered the first known temperature sensor in the brain with the name TRMP2.

In addition, Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens also received the Sir Hans Krebs Preis of the Society of Friends of the Hannover Medical School (MHH) for the discovery of  the first temperature sensor in the brain, TRMP2. Now researchers hope, that this work can shed light on the brain function of hyperthermia.


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Original Publication:

Song K, Wang H, Kamm GB, Pohle J, Reis FC, Heppenstall P, Wende H, Siemens J. The TRPM2 channel is a hypothalamic heat sensor that limits fever and can drive hypothermia. Science. 2016 Sep 23;353(6306):1393-1398. Epub 2016 Aug 25.



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